After two and a half years and a hard fought battle, we have defeated an unfounded claim to have a public footpath Modification Order confirmed where no public footpath exists and never has.

Jenny spent two and a half years in her role as expert assisting her clients in objecting to a proposed Modification Order which, if confirmed, would have added a public footpath to the Definitive Map and Statement making it a publicly maintainable highway.

In our opinion the claim was weak and the Modification Order should never have been made by the council but they did so and by our objecting, the council were required to send the case to the Planning Inspectorate. This resulted in a one and a half day Public Inquiry for which Jenny instructed Emma Dring from Cornerstome Barristers to represent the clients. Emma did an excellent job being clear and concise with her well prepared objection to the case, the result being that the Inspector has NOT confirmed the Modification Order, quite rightly so - see attached Decision.

Attachment -> Planning Inspectorate Decision