Decision details

Application for a Definitive Map Modification Order to record a public bridleway between Springwell Lane, Hartfordbridge, and Church Road, Eversley Parishes of Hartley Wintney, Bramshill and Eversley

Decision Maker: Director of Culture, Communities and Business Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


• This is an application made by two members of the public in 2018 to record bridleway rights from Springwell Lane, Hartfordbridge, northwards across a ford to Hulfords Lane, then northwards through Warren Heath to Church Road, Eversley. Section A-B is recorded on the List of Streets as a publicly maintainable highway but is not recorded on the definitive map. Section B-H is recorded on the definitive map as a public footpath.
• The application is supported by user evidence that the applicant believes demonstrates that a public footpath should be recorded on the basis of long-term use of the claimed route, and a number of documents which the applicant believes demonstrates that part of the route has historically been used as a bridleway.
• Having considered the user evidence, the historic evidence submitted, and having undertaken additional research of historic documentary evidence, it is considered that there are sufficient grounds to record restricted byway rights between points A and B on the attached plan, at a width varying between 2.3 and 19 metres. It is considered that there are insufficient grounds to record higher rights between points B and H.

Publication date: 24/03/2020

Date of decision: 17/03/2020

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