In some very good news the Planning Inspectorate have confirmed Kirklees Council’s order to add a Restricted Byway to the Definitive Map between Bridge Lane and Sands Recreation Ground in Holmfirth. This is and has been one of the most popular public rights of way in the valley and everyone knew that.
The path wasn’t on the Kirklees records and has been on an 11 year journey of obstruction and bureaucracy to reach refuge on the Definitive Map. Huge credit to the applicant who doggedly pursed the matter and the hundred plus public witness statements which provided the overwhelming evidence of a public right of way! Good work everyone 🙂
Previous PathWatch post/rants on this issue here , here , and here