PROW - PATH UDATES
Proposals: Coldblow Woods between Walmer and Ripple - a claim for three new footpaths inside these woods, situated between Cold Blow Crossing and Ripple Road. These would run parallel to the existing PROW which runs around three sides of the woods, but just inside the woods. This area is very well used by walkers, so perhaps at a later date you could supply evidence of having used these paths yourself?
Singledge Lane, Whitfield - the horse-riding fraternity are claiming a bridleway around the perimeter of the large field bounded by Singledge Lane to the north, the A2 to the south, and the Ramada Hotel to the east. An unexpected claim, since the field is currently being covered by new housing. -
Hougham ER218 - an about face by KCC on the future of this track, currently a byway open to all traffic. An application will be made to the Magistrates Court in December to downgrade the route to a bridleway. If this is successful, expect also the creation of a long-sought official link with footpath ER189, giving direct routes both to Alkham and St Radigund's Abbey.
Tilmanstone EE353 - a very sensible diversion proposal, which would see the footpath officially realigned onto the route which most people actually walk through Waldershare churchyard. (2) Orders confirmed: -
Preston EE486 - creation of a new footpath along the existing track through Deerson Farm, in the southwest corner of the parish. This runs from the 90- degree bend in Deerson Lane through to the long footpath (EE156) which links Preston church to Seaton and Wickhambreaux. -
Dover EB18/EB19 - a minor realignment, and the creation of a new bridleway to span the previously "missing link" in the PROW at this point. The route runs parallel to and south of the A20 dual carriageway from the Samphire Hoe access road as far west as the old rifle range on the top of Abbot's Cliff. (3)
Shepherdswell ER80/81 -the end is in sight for the long-running saga concerning the proposal to divert these paths out of the large field to the SW of the Village Hall, near the village centre, and to reroute them along the field edges by the Hall and adjoining Coxhill Road (behind a hedge). All the objectors have now submitted their two permitted written representations to the Planning Inspectorate. The Inspector's final decision is expected in November.
For more details of these and any other PROW issues, please contact Roger King on 01304 362730, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org