I wrote recently about the problems Jeremy Clarkeson was having on the Isle of Man after blocking footpaths for ramblers to have access.
The 8ft gates at £3.5m Barcroft Hall, near South Petherton, Somerset, will be removed following a legal ruling back in 2009. I know the story isn’t as fresh but I thought it interesting to see one of the possible outcomes after legal action.
The story is very complex and can be found in detail here
For most people buying land with a footpath over isn’t an issue – most normal size houses don’t come with public rights of way through. But many terraces can have a shared access through the back gardens – this can cause disputes between neighbours. Everyone seems to like their privacy these days – so this sort of thing must be considered.