Tag Archives: diversion order

Green ways in new estates: an attack on Footpath 48a

I have written about Open Spaces Society’s promotion of a wide grassy route through the new development between Tonteg and the Church Village by-pass on a few occasions since March 2013.  Then, the fields and footpaths were a short cut … Continue reading

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Checking a diversion on footpath 56 Peterston-Super-Montem

Open Spaces Society are consulted on diversions of rights of way, and this application was an opportunity to find another hidden gem of a valley above Llanharan.  It was in an out-of-the-way spot, accessible by car through Mynydd Coedbychan road. … Continue reading

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Open Spaces Society at inquiries: what we do?

Being a Local Correspondent for Open Spaces Society has definitely widened my life experiences in unexpected ways.  What an innocent I once was. After a Local Correspondent has had the fun of path inspections and commenting on rights of way … Continue reading

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Save Morfa Beach: the pre-Inquiry in Margam Park

Last Tuesday, I spent the morning representing Open Spaces Society at the pre-Inquiry meeting held by the Planning Inspector to ensure the smooth running of an Inquiry into three footpath orders, including closing of Longlands Lane to Morfa Beach.  Afterwards, … Continue reading

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Inspecting footpaths: diversion order for FP 9 in Porth

Last July, I visited Porth to see a proposed diversion of a footpath and comment on behalf of Open Spaces Society.  The “footpath” was in a sorry state, totally blocked where it crossed a former car sales place between the … Continue reading

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Old diversions for FP 186: checking out a footpath near Penycoedcae

Councils have a duty to review their Definitive Map of rights of way (footpaths, bridleways and byways), and sometimes changes happen many years before they get officially noticed.  Rhondda Cynon Taff’s definitive map officer Sam asked me for any comments … Continue reading

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The fun of the Open Spaces Society: checking a footpath diversion order

While at Llanwonno for the Briars Bridleways Trail launch last week, I was able to check out exactly what a path diversion order meant on the ground.  The Open Spaces Society is one of several organisations which have to be … Continue reading

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