Permissive Path Alongside Station Road to Remain

Published: 05 August 2020

We are very pleased to confirm the permissive footpaths HAD/P22/1 & HAD/P22/2 (shown in blue) that run alongside Station Road can remain.

After discovering that the Natural England scheme, under which the paths were originally created, is no longer in existence, the landowner's daughter contacted the Parish Council with concerns that the status of the paths had changed. Both parties were very keen to make sure the well used route, forming an important link between rights of way on the Wychert Way circular walk around Haddenham, could remain. It has been particularly well used during the current lockdown restrictions and contributes to the health and well-being of the village.

After Cllr David Truesdale looked into the matter and contacted the Rights of Way team at Buckinghamshire Council, we were able to confirm that a simple agreement between the land owner and the Parish Council would be sufficient, which is now in place.

The paths are permissive which means they are not a right of way but are there by agreement with the land owner. To retain permissive status, new signs will be put up at the access points along the route by the Parish Council. We would like to thank Tom and his family, who own the land, for their generosity in allowing this access and ask those who use it to respect their property by sticking to the paths and keeping dogs on a lead to protect the growing crops and ground nesting birds.