Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981- Section 53
Parish of Holt Path No 73 definitive Map and Statement of Modification Order 2016
FOOTPATH 73. From the metal finger post Bradford Leigh road, C.224,leading in a SW and W direction along a track (0.85 m to 1m width) and then generally NW through the adjoining field (1.5m width)to its junction with FP 31
Inspector’s decision following hearing on 14 March 2018 ROW/3178505
Having regard to matters raised at the hearing and in the written representations I conclude that the order be confirmed …. Helen Slade – for the Planning Inspectorate
Date of order 22 March 2018
This footpath will now be added to the Rights of Way for Holt and available for immediate use. Wiltshire Council & Holt PC will be clearing and installing new stiles or kissing gates.
The decision document can be viewed on:
Wiltshire Council contractors will be working in Holt from the 16 March for up to 10 working days. The footway alongside the Brook opposite the Village Hall will be resurfaced. This will involve the closure of the west entrance to The Midlands for 2/3 days. A diversion will be in place using the east entrance. Access to the Village Hall car park will be permitted. The footway alongside the Recreation Ground from Ground Corner to opposite the URC entrance will be reconstructed. This will involve a suspension of parking on that length of the street with 2 way light control.
Wiltshire Council have issued a notice of their intention to resurface the footway on the B3107 alongside the Recreation Ground and in The Midlands opposite the Village Hall starting on 5 January. The notice may be viewed here.
The results of the 2016 Survey are published under the footpaths section of this website
May we appeal to drivers to consider pedestrians and buggy users when parking on the roadside. The incidence of vehicles obstructing pavements is happening more and more often in the Village. Whilst it is appreciated that on road parking is nearly at saturation point and that the roads are narrow in places, it is inconsiderate and unacceptable to park in such a way that pedestrians and buggy users are forced into the road.
Please think before parking on the pavement!
A resident has expressed concern about the speed at which traffic travels through The Midlands. Please can we appeal to drivers to exercise care, especially on the two sharp bends at either end of the road where numerous ‘near misses’ have been witnessed.
The Parish Council undertake a survey of all footpaths in Holt every year, this ensures that we have evidence of existence and also that maintenance issues are reported to the relevant authority where they cannot be dealt with on a local basis. We will soon be commencing the 2016 walks (see the footpaths section of this website for previous year’s results). If you are a regular walker or would like to explore the wonderful countryside and would be willing to help us please use the Contact the Parish Council tab and we will give you further details of how to participate.
The results of the Annual Holt Footpath Survey can be found on the Footpaths page of this website.
The Parish Council will be walking all the footpaths in Holt over the summer holidays – this is to ensure that they remain open and accessible. The Ramblers are also undertaking a national FPath survey which you can get involved in and help report any problems. Further details of The Big Pathwatch can be found here