Crops. How Hard Can It Be?

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Holmfirth Footpath 46. There should be a 1.2 metre wide footpath through here 

Very hard it would seem. The Highways Act 1980 is pretty clear on how farmers should manage ploughing and cropping. In a nutshell any ploughed/cropped path should be properly reinstated to its minimum width within 14 days from the paths first disturbance or 24 hours for any subsequent disturbance . Local Highway Authorities such as Kirklees have a duty to enforce this on behalf of the public and have some robust rechargeable powers to assist them.  So how hard can it be? Even the Farmers Guardian get it.

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Holmfirth Footpath 46 in 2018