Are dogs allowed on public rights of way? Should they be on leads? The rules vary according to the type of access, so it not surprising that many people are confused. This updated guidance explains the rules for dogs on various types of access land, and how Public Spaces Protection Orders work. It also covers landowners’ responsibilities towards dogs on public access land, and for their own animals.
This guidance explains livestock owners' obligations and responsibilities when keeping animals on land over which there are public rights of way or access.
This Guidance Note explains the law relating to the rights of fracking companies to obtain access to land for carrying out surveys, including who is responsible for paying the costs if the matter goes to court.
In England coastal access may be extended, in certain circumstances, along estuaries. This guidance note considers issues that may arise on estuaries where there are ferry crossings, including seasonal ferries.
The legislation allows for access around the English coast to extend up an estuary in certain circumstances. This guidance note considers factors that must be considered in cases when Natural England proposes extending coastal access up an estuary.
This guidance note explains how to correct errors in the depiction of public access, public greenspace or public rights of way which are shown on OS maps.
Guidance for landowners and occupiers who are affected by coastal access proposals and who wish to object or make a representation.
Government has amended regulations, with effect from 1st December 2016, regarding landowner statements made under section 31(6) Highways Act 1980 (preventing the creation of public rights of way).
The principle of protecting occupiers from an increase in liability was considered to be particularly applicable in coastal areas, this guidance covers what is meant by occupiers' liability; the Occupiers' Liability Act 1957 and the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1984; and liability on coastal margins.