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Access restriction and notice appeals

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Part 1 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 sets out measures to allow access to open country (mountain, moor, heath and down) and registered common land in Wales and England.

Restriction Appeals

Appeals against the refusal of an application to grant restrictions or exclusions on access land.

Any person with an interest in the land may appeal to the Planning Inspectorate against the refusal of the Countryside Council for Wales or a National Park Authority to make a direction as requested.

You need a restriction appeal if:

  • Appeals against the refusal of an application to grant restrictions or exclusions on access land.
  • Any person with an interest in the land may appeal to the Planning Inspectorate against the refusal of the Countryside Council for Wales or a National Park Authority to make a direction as requested.

Notice Appeals

A notice can be issued when an agreement has been made with the owner of the land as to the carrying out of such works, but the owner has failed to fulfil the agreement. They can also be issued where no agreement can be reached and the Relevant Authority (RA) are stating their intention to carry out the necessary works.

You need a Notice Appeal if:

  • Appeals against a notice under section 36(3), if the works requested in the notice are not necessary to fulfil the agreement, if the works have already been carried out or if the amount of time given by the RA for completion of the works is not long enough.
  • Appeals against a notice under section 37(1) when the works requested in the notice are not necessary to allow the public reasonable access to the land, when the owner or occupier feels that the means of access should be provided elsewhere or by other means and if any of the works have already been carried out.