Today the footpath network is being put to a different use it is increasingly used by the general public accessing the countryside for leisure purposes, this can cause difficulties where footpaths pass through family homes.
Promotion of these little used footpaths to recreational routes may give pleasure to some but it is at the expense of many other family home owners whose privacy and security is now of great concern and worry because they are subjected to this very significant upgrade. This is an increasing problem across the country.
The purpose of footpaths is for the benefit of walkers to enjoy the countryside. It is not for the purpose of destroying the peace and tranquillity of people’s homes. The reasonable solution is to agree diversion round the homes and farmyards. This will enable all people to enjoy their lives in peace.
A survey of families with a footpath through their home shows the degree of suffering experienced which is shocking. Follow the link below to view the results of the survey.
It is apparent that there are some fundamental flaws in parts of the Right of Way legislation, the family home seems to have no place and ordinary families are ignored. It is difficult to believe that the political parties agree with the message that the family home does not matter. The solution lies in redirecting these footpaths away from family homes.
There is a strong case for an inquiry into this whole process. Hopefully the Draft Deregulation Bill can bring some sense to all this.
Follow this link to see the survey.
Intrusive Footpaths campaigns for change, trying to encourage as many people to the cause as possible. The greater our support, the louder the message!