Telford & Wrekin Council held a Planning Committee meeting on 19 May. Among the planning applications for determination at the meeting was TWC/2020/0047 – Lawley Phase 11.
He raised the legal issue of the three crossing points over Ladygrove, a restricted byway on which only immediate residents are supposed to drive.
As reported in the Shropshire Star:
Councillor Yorke said Ladygrove was a restricted byway, enshrined in the rights-of-way map, meaning the general public are free to use it on foot or horseback but not in a motor vehicle. Only residents are allowed to drive on it and only then if their home has a single access point directly onto it, he said.
“This application shows three locations crossing Ladygrove to gain access to proposed homes on either side,” he said.
“These would fail the access test in that they do not each have access directly off the byway.”