News has reached the PathWatch office that the planning inspector has confirmed the order in the long running saga of Huddersfield Byway 231. The way is now a bridleway and confirmation of the order will shortly be advertised in the press and on site.
Huge congratulations to Kirklees Bridleways Group for their persistence and hard work which has made this happen and also to the public who gave evidence at the inquiry in January.
It is still possible for the order to be challenged on procedural grounds but not on the evidence.
More on this in due course.