The Committee considered a joint report of the Corporate Director of Neighbourhoods and Climate Change and Head of Legal and Democratic Services which sought to add a route with public bridleway status from grid reference 387576.537170 to C Road C27 (grid reference 387492.537198) in the ward of St John’s Chapel, Stanhope to the Definitive Map and Statement (for copy see file of Minutes).
The Definitive Map Officer gave a detailed presentation which included application evidence, site location plans and route photographs to supplement the application. She advised that the route to be added was not currently recorded as a Public Right of Way. As a standalone application, it connected to the public highway at point B on Document A but not point A on Document A. However, the previous two applications considered and agreed for Windyside Moor and Chapel Pasture Public Bridle Roads, would result in a continuous through route from C Road C28, St John’s Chapel to C Road C27, St John’s Chapel, point A to B, on Document B.
Councillor Tinsley Moved that the recommendations contained in the report be approved. Seconded by Councillor Oliver.
(i) That the Definitive Map Modification Order to amend the Definitive Map and Statement by way of adding a public bridleway under section 53(3)(c)(i) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
(ii) That the Definitive Map Modification Order be referred to the Secretary of State for determination in the event objections are made or confirmed as unopposed if no such objections are received.