[Electoral Division: Alston and East Fellside]
To consider a report from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure
A report was considered from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructureregarding the Highways Act 1980 Section 25 - Creation of a public footpath in the parish of Alston Moor - District of Eden. The reportadvised that the County Council had been approached to enter into an Agreement with the landowner to dedicate a section of public footpath at Ashgill in the parish of Alston Moor District of Eden.This could be done under Sections 25 of the Highways Act 1980. Consultations had taken place so as to assist members to reach a decision. The plan at Appendix A of the report showed the proposal and a location plan was included at Appendix B of the report.
The Countryside Access Officer presented a map of the area and photographs showing the route in its current condition and the stile to be replaced. He advised that no objections had been received.
A member expressed her desire for the stone stile to be retained in addition to the proposed gate. The Countryside Access Officer outlined the work required to replace the stile and the reasons for its replacement. He undertook to advise colleagues of the member’s request but commented on the need for another right of way should this be pursued. He confirmed that the stile was not historical.
The recommendation, as set out in the report, was moved by Mr Cotton and seconded by Mrs Gray. Following a vote, cast as follows, 17 members in favour, 0 against, 0 abstentions, it was
RESOLVED that, pursuant to the power set out at Part 2G paragraph 2.1(g) (i) of the Council’s Constitution, the County Council enter into an Agreement under Section 25 of the Highways Act 1980 with the landowner to create a public footpath in the parish of Alston Moor shown A-B-C-D-E-F-G on the plan at Appendix A of the report.