How high can my Neighbours shed be?

How high can my Neighbours shed be?

If you build a shed within two metres of your property boundary it can only be up to 2.

Can you block off a right of way?

If you are being prevented from exercising your right of way or your right of way is being physically obstructed so that you cannot use it then one of the remedies open to you is to apply to the court for an injunction. Often people's reaction is to get the police involved.

Can you lock a gate on a right of way?

The installation of a gate across a private pedestrian right of way will not necessarily amount to actionable interference. ... Further, locking a gate which lies across a right of way may be deemed to be substantial interference.

Is blocking a right of way a criminal Offence?

It is a criminal offence to obstruct a public right of way. Common Law The obstruction of the highway is a public nuisance. A nuisance is something that materially affects the reasonable comfort and convenience of the public when exercising their lawful rights.

What happens if you block a right of way?

A Any substantial interference with a right of way is a nuisance in common law. The owner of the right (known as the “dominant” owner) can apply to court for an injunction and damages if the landowner (or “servient” owner) blocks it.

Is it illegal to obstruct a public footpath?

If the path is blocked deliberately it's a criminal offence under Section 137 of the Highways Act 1980. Offenders can face a fine and criminal record. If it's overgrown from below it's the highway authority's responsibility.

Can I block a footpath?

It is illegal to obstruct the road. If a person, without lawful authority or excuse, in any way wilfully obstructs the free passage along a road, they are also guilty of an offence. ... In such cases the council, as the highway authority, has legal powers to enforce their removal.

Can a farmer block a public footpath?

As the owner or occupier of land with a public right of way across it, you must keep the route visible and not obstruct or endanger users.

Can I remove an obstruction on a public right of way?

It's an offence to obstruct or block a public right of way. Anyone can report an obstruction to the local authority and request that it is removed. ... make sure the obstruction is removed, either by the local authority or the person responsible for it (you can charge them a fee to remove it)

Who is responsible for clearing public footpaths?

Public footpaths are generally subject to a lower standard of maintenance than roads open to vehicles. If a Highway Authority disputes public liability for maintaining a footpath, the onus is on the Highway Authority to prove that the landowner has private maintenance responsibilities.

How long does a path have to be used to become a right of way?

20 years

Can I unblock a public footpath?

As these are Public Rights of Way, it is illegal to obstruct them. If the path is blocked deliberately, it's a criminal offence under Section 137 of the Highways Act 1980, and farmers or landowners can face a fine and criminal record.