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Gates of questionable legitimacy

Reported in the Footpaths/ Rights of way (usually not tarmac) category anonymously at 16:59, Mon 27 August 2018

Sent to Norfolk County Council 1 minute later

Ludham FP 10, as Blind Lane along marsh track. Only a single field gate is marked on the definitive map, and none are recorded, along this stretch, on the definitive statement. The attached photographs show some of these gates. None appears to serve any active function, in terms of preventing the ingress or egress of animals on agricultural land; grazing areas are enclosed off the route separately. The question to Norfolk CC is: do any of these gates have lawful authority? Any that do no are unlawful obstructions, and must be removed from the full legal width of the highway.

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  • Norfolk County Council Reference: ENQ-271747-M5P4P4

    3.11.18 Gates still in situ across Blind Lane, of which the field gates are padlocked shut. Examples shown in first two photos.

    None of the gates across the path is actually serving to prevent the ingress or egress of livestock: the gates LEADING OFF Blind Lane are fastened with padlocks/chains (example shown in third photo).

    Posted anonymously at 19:07, Sat 3 November 2018

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