Two Tries. Two Failures. Try Again?

Blanchland Road: Two Tries. Two Failures. Try Again?
An order for BOAT fails. An objection in favour of restricted byway fails. A route is added as a public footpath.

  • Two orders.
  • Two Inspectors.
  • Two public inquiries.
  • One hearing.
  • four decision letters.
  • Well over 20 years, application to (this) outcome.

Sometimes an Inspector’s decision in a rights of way case seems to be so bad that you have to pinch yourself to be sure that you are not dreaming. This is a bad one. Sometimes it seems that the era of egregious decisions has passed. This one shows that it lingers on. In the annals of stinkers, this is as malodorous as Wood Lane, Jack Lane, and Mohope Moor (to name but three standouts over thirty years). Am I wrong? If I am please tell me where and how.

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Blanchland Road