byway open to all traffic


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byway open to all traffic

a right of way that permits travel by motor traffic but normally by those on foot or horseback. See also RESTRICTED BYWAY.
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Northumberland County Council sought to register a route at Chatton, near Alnwick, as a byway open to all traffic (BOAT).
The council published an order last September to recognise the lane between Cefn Coed Road and Farm Drive as a byway open to all traffic, which was appealed.
At present, the path is classified as a Road used as a Public Path (RUPP) but the Wildlife and Countryside Act requires that all RUPPs must be reclassified either as a byway open to all traffic, a bridleway or a footpath.
Families at Burntwood were urged to fight an application to turn a quiet track into a byway open to all traffic.
She said: "There's a byway open to all traffic which is marked on the definitive map which should have vehicle access but which has been replaced by a footbridge where riders have to walk their horse across and which vehicles cannot use because it is not wide enough.
Northumberland Estates has issued the warning to Northumberland County Council amid the authority's moves to register a route on the land at Chatton, near Alnwick, as a byway open to all traffic (BOAT).
It was designated a byway open to all traffic (BOAT) around 18 months ago.
After objections were made an independent inspector appointed by the Government decided that the route was a Byway Open to All Traffic - including motor vehicles and in June last year the route again became available for all traffic.
The lane up Castle Hill Side is a byway open to all traffic.