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Your help needed - Stratton Road Right of Way

March 25, 2020 2:35 PM

Will you help Cllr Tom Fidler by completing an Evidence Form?

Stratton Road ()Councillor Tom Fidler's Right of Way application has finally gone live on the Surrey County Council website for people to submit evidence forms that the footpath running through the field at Stratton Road to Laytons Lane. This legal procedure means that the footpath is added as a legitimate right of way that should be legally recognised and protected on the definitive map. This would mean that this route has to be protected.

The path has been most commonly used for access to Bishop Wand school. One entrance is on Stratton Road, near the junction with Rooksmead Road. The other entrance is on Laytons Lane through the fence (Plans must include the stretch of road leading up to past the school to the houses on Laytons lane - See example at the bottom of the page).

However, for this project to succeed, Cllr Fidler needs as many evidence forms completed as possible. These forms, and any other sources, can be submitted to the Countryside Access Team to prove that this path has existed and been used for over 35 years (at time of writing).

Commenting Tom Fidler said: "The more evidence forms, the stronger the case. We also need to cover as many years as possible, so the further back historically people have genuinely used the path, the better!
I see people walking this route daily, and know from discussions with parents of Children at Bishop Wand, Dog Walkers and people trying to keep fit and active how important this route is to our community. The more information we have on this and any historic photos that show the route would be much appreciated"

Some Guidance and Advice:

Alongside this Right of Way project, Spelthorne Liberal Democrats are working hard across Sunbury to ensure that our key pedestrian routes are protected and that Sunbury remains the green and open area that makes it such a wonderful place to live.

In the meantime, the whole Spelthorne Liberal Democrat team are available to help those feeling at risk during this difficult time. We are working with many local agencies and the Council to help support residents as much as possible, but do not hesitate to get in touch if we can be of any assistance.

A sample completed form can be found here - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zMNM6ILimro9yr8nAmlzKUX6BneBp6Fg/view?usp=sharing

An mage of a sample plan can be seen below:

Stratton Road Plan