The ability to divert public rights of way is important to landowners in a wide range of situations.
The NFU's legal team has put together a briefing for members summarising a recent High Court case where the court considered the approach to be taken when considering diversions under section 119 of the Highways Act 1980.
You can also find further information regarding public rights of way, including diversions, in the NFU’s extensive range of Business Guides on rights of way available to download from NFUonline, or by contacting NFU CallFirst on 0370 845 8458.
The specialist advisers at NFU CallFirst can also provide free initial legal and professional advice to members on a wide range of issues affecting their farming businesses, including public rights of way.
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