Current Claims Updates
Where detailed notes exist you can download the file by clicking the appropriate link in the Route column
Background to Claim
Hardsough Lane, Edenfield
We are looking for user evidence for Hardsough Lane. If anyone has used the lane for 10 years or more at any time, please contact Chris Peat.
Goodshaw to Red Moss
This is a claim made by LCC as part of the Rights of Way Improvement Plan. It runs from Goodshaw Lane to Red Moss via Compstons Cross. I believe United Utilities have objected!
Stacksteads Railway line and links
We have had a meeting with LCC with a view to dedication of the Stacksteads concessionary bridleways but will probably have to claim.If anyone will fill in a user evidence form please let Chris or Wendy Walmsley know.
User evidence for 5 routes in Stacksteads was collected in the summer 2011 and is currentlly being worked on ready to make a submission for an upgrade on each route.
Onchan Road to Tong Lane, Bacup
A claim has been submitted to LCC for this link. It is based on user evidence and will go to the next committee meeting.
The claim was submitted in 2004 but an order has not yet made in spite of LCC saying that it was the best researched claim they had seen! This hold up is due to the NERC act (backdated to 2002) which disallows byway claims. Bury Old Road is a byway and objections have been made by some users and people who live on the route who have vehicular access rights on it. 2009 and LCC still haven’t filed the claim with G.O.N.E. and applied for a date for a public inquiry!
Date for a Public Hearing now set for 19 June 2012.
This went well with mainly local residents turning up to voice their concerns that their right to access their property may be lost. They were assured this would not be the case, so hopefully the order will be confirmed and the route will be available to riders very soon.
This claim is to upgrade a string of footpaths to bridleway was successful after a two day Public Inquiry in 2006.