Introduction

You must have permission to erect a new gate across a public footpath or bridleway on your land. If you don’t it means the gate is unauthorised, and classed as an obstruction to the right of way. Gates can be authorised where they are required to control livestock, for forestry purposes or for breeding or keeping horses. If you wish to install a gate across a public footpath or bridleway for reasons other than the above then please contact us for an informal discussion.

New stiles will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.