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This coming Wedsnesday 25th February will see this application - and three others for Fire Beacon Hill - go to committee at Devon County.
The officers have recommended no change to the status of the bridleways:
Recommendation: It is recommended that no Modification Orders be made in respect of:
(a) Proposal 4: Schedule 14 applications – claimed upgrade of Bridleways 19 & 21, Sidmouth and Bridleways 23 & 24, Otterton on Mutter’s Moor to Byways Open to All Traffic, points P–Q–R–S and T–U shown on drawing number HTM/PROW/13/30;
(b) Proposal 5: Schedule 14 application – claimed upgrade of Bridleway 156, Sidmouth on East Hill to Byway Open to All Traffic, points V–W shown on drawing number HTM/PROW/13/31;
(c) Proposal 15: Schedule 14 application – claimed upgrade of Bridleway 39, Sidmouth & Bridleway 83, Ottery St. Mary across Beacon Hill/Harpford Common to Byways Open to All Traffic, points Q1–R1 shown on drawing number HTM/PROW/13/87; and
(d) Proposal 16: Schedule 14 application – claimed addition of Byway Open to All Traffic, track at Fire Beacon Lane, points S1–T1 shown on drawing number HTM/PROW/13/88
as the evidence is insufficient to record the routes as either Byways Open to All Traffic or as Restricted Byways.
The recommendation is not to make Modification Orders in respect of Proposals 4, 5 and 15 for the upgrade of existing recorded bridleways to Byways Open to All Traffic or in respect of Proposal 16 for adding a Byway Open to All Traffic, as the evidence is considered insufficient to meet the requirements of the legislation. Details concerning the recommendations are discussed in the Appendix to this report.
District Councillor Claire Wright will attend the session to speak in support of the officers' recommendations:
Trail bikers proposals for East Hill set for refusal
These areas are very popular places for walkers:
Walking from Ottery St Mary | Over The Hills
Walks To Do - WALKING BRITAIN OR FORBIDDEN BRITAIN?
Fire Beacon | Over The Hills
An interesting history of Mutter's Moor:
www.ramblers.org.uk/~/media/Resources/Volunteer resources/Protecting and expanding where we walk toolkit/09-Footpath Worker 25-4.pdf