Crops. How Hard Can It Be?

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Holmfirth Footpath 46. There should be a 1.2 metre wide footpath through here 

Very hard it would seem. The Highways Act 1980 is pretty clear on how farmers should manage ploughing and cropping. In a nutshell any ploughed/cropped path should be properly reinstated to its minimum width within 14 days from the paths first disturbance or 24 hours for any subsequent disturbance . Local Highway Authorities such as Kirklees have a duty to enforce this on behalf of the public and have some robust rechargeable powers to assist them.  So how hard can it be? Even the Farmers Guardian get it.

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Holmfirth Footpath 46 in 2018

One thought on “Crops. How Hard Can It Be?”

  1. Quite agree. I’ve been pleased on several recent walks to see farmers have done it properly. If some can then all can

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