THE LAST TANK TRACK 1942 - 2019 heritage landscapes help to preserve and celebrate history

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Countryside Agency guidance

the soldiers are gone but the tank tracks remain

2003 - May
There follows an extract from The Countryside Agency publication: A guide to definitive maps and changes to public rights of way (pages 30-31)  
Because the need for the closure or diversion arises from the granting of planning permission, it is important that the authority takes the existence of the path into account when considering the planning application and consider what effect the development will have on the path. ...
But ... it should not be assumed that the order has to be made or confirmed simply because planning permission exists. 
The courts have held that there is a need to consider the merits of the proposed change and the effect that it will have on the rights of those affected by it. The powers under this section are for an order to be made to enable development to be carried out.
An order cannot be made or confirmed, therefore, if the development has already been completed, or is substantially
complete; some other way will have to be found of resolving the problem. (55, 216-222)    

click here to see a complete copy of the Countryside Agency publication: A guide to definitive maps and changes to public rights of way (pages 30-31)

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'There has not been any consultation with the people of Stainton Grove, which was promised by

Durham County Council' - a Teesdale District Councillor. (81) Darlington & Stockton Times, August 9 2002


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Our heritage is who we are today; we are the only ones who can protect it.

The law locks up the man or woman,
Who steals the goose from off the common,
But leaves the greater villain loose,
Who steals the common from the goose.

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