“I wish to have access to all the information held by Devon County Council reference the taking of responsibility for the bridleway at the top end of Shortlands Lane, Cullompton.”
Devon County Council can confirm that the bridleway and footpath at Shortlands Lane Cullompton are highways maintainable at public expense under the provisions of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949.
Bridleway No 28, Cullompton is recorded on the Definitive Map and Statement between Tiverton Lane and New Street (Shortlands Lane) with a relevant date of 1st March 1958. The path is a Bridleway. It states that: ‘It starts at the 3rd Class County road, Tiverton Lane, from a point opposite to Victoria Hall and continues south along a private accommodation road (not repairable by the inhabitants at large) known as Shortlands Lane to meet the northern end of the Unclassified County road approximately 70 yards short of the western end of New Street.’
Footpath No 29, Cullompton is recorded on the Definitive Map and Statement between Fore Street and Shortlands Lane (Cullompton Bridleway No 28) with a relevant date of 1st March 1958. It states that – ‘The path is a Footpath’. It starts at Fore Street and proceeds in an easterly direction along a passageway known as the New Cut, and joining Path No: 28, Shortlands Lane, by Shortlands House.
The Definitive Map for Devon was compiled during the 1950’s and 60’s. It was a requirement of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949. Extracts from the Definitive Map and the Definitive Statement are provided. There have been no legally made changes to the Definitive Map and Statement affecting Bridleway No.28 nor Footpath No.29.
For any information relating to local planning, we would refer you to Mid Devon District Council as the responsible authority.