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Snettisham Footpath Victory!

July 27, 2014

It is always pleasing when people who have fought a hard and admirable campaign are rewarded with a deserved and stunning victory.

None more so than the campaigners at Snettisham in Norfolk who fought hard to regain a challenged footpath and have won.

Following the recent public inquiry, the government’s inspector has confirmed that the beach path at Snettisham is and always was a public right of way.

Congratulations to the Snettisham campaigners, to the incomparable John Trevelyan who put their case at the inquiry, and to the thousand plus people who went on the protest march a few months ago.

This has been a textbook campaign and should inspire others fighting to retain and regain precious public rights of way.

Our countryside and our right to access it has never been under such threat as we see today.

But we can fight back.

The Snettisham victory is incredibly good for the morale of everyone who loves to roam through our countryside and along our coast.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 27, 2014 2:31 pm

    That is wonderful news John – congratulations to everyone involved in preserving the beach path at Snettisham where I walked so often in childhood summer holidays. Here in Ireland we are generations behind in campaigning for access – the nearest public access footpath to me is a towpath and river bank some 15 miles away!

  2. July 27, 2014 3:59 pm

    It is very good news. I hope campaign groups in Ireland might launch a major campaign.

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