There has been a long delay since 2013 when the application was classed as a valid but after the Planning Inspector directed Bristol City Council to decide on the application by September 1st 2018 and further pressure by our councillor, Mark Weston, the application was considered by a meeting of the PROWG (Public Rights of Way Group) Committee on April 15th 2019.
Having consider a lengthy and detailed report from officers the members of the Committee decided unanimously to authorise the Head of Legal Services to make and advertise a Definitive Map Modification Order to show the footpath in the Definitive Map .
Tim Parkinson 15th April 2019
In November 2013 I submitted a claim for a right of way to be established from Crow Lane to Machin Road along the route which had been used without the need to obtain permission and, until 2012 , without any advisory notices displayed, continuously for a period of 20 years or longer prior to 2012. In December 2013 Bristol City Council wrote to advise me that claim had been recorded as valid application.
Nearly four years later the position is that the application is No 7 of nine on the Bristol City Council’s list of applications so I applied to the Secretary of State for a direction stating when the application will be determined. The Planning Inspector has now written to Bristol City Council with a clear direction to determine the application by 1st September 2018
Rosemarie Rendu-Jefferies makes the following statement: –
“I am applying for recognition of a Public Right of Way across Arnall Drive Open Space from near the flats at the bottom Arnall Drive to the corner of what was Elms/ Biggs Farm .
This route was there from 1880 and used until 2003 when a football pitch was dug over the route. This pitch has also now been fenced off.
My claim is a historic one and the evidence required is for the 20 years 1983 to 2003. This old footpath is shown clearly on the council website ‘Know Your Place’ for 1880, 1946 and 1949.”
If you can help her substantiate this claim please contact her here
A considerable number of local people used to use the path between the Pound Shop and the Coop as it connected the Council Car Park to the main shopping area of Crow Lane. I say ‘used’ to because in 2013 the path was fenced off.
However, knowing that it had been used without the need to obtain permission and, until 2012 , without any advisory notices displayed, I obtained statements from a number of local residents who had used it continuously for a period of 20 years or longer prior to 2012. I then, as a local resident, submitted the necessary documents to register the path as a public right of way in September 2013. In December 2013 Bristol City Council wrote to advise me that claim had been recorded as valid application.
The next step is an investigation by the Council but here are a number of other applications in a queue and there will be a delay of some months or more.