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Expert says council made classification error in 1950s

A complex legal battle could force highways authority into making safe a narrow Cullompton street, which it may have wrongly classified in the 1950s.

Mid Devon Gazette, May 2012: NOW COUNCIL ADMITS ‘ROAD’ IS A BRIDLEWAY - Situation branded ‘unlawful’ by expert

Devon County Council has been accused of allowing an unlawful situation to continue by failing to stop drivers from using a narrow side street.

Highway law expert Jenny Trevor claims in a report Shortlands Lane Cullompton was wrongly listed as a bridleway in the 1950s and should be turned into a public road.

Resulting from a case I have recently been involved with where an application was made to add a bridleway to the Definitive Map and Statement where one did not exist previously, the result was unexpected. I have therefore written this paper to highlight to others how challenging conventional practices can make a difference.

This paper was published in October 2012.