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I will try to assist you with this. I have read by colleagues answer which I completely agree with.
What are you trying to achieve here, to get the path to refer to your mother? Although it may not have been used as a bridleway, is it used by the public at large as a footpath?
Does no-one use it at all? Is it impassable or just awkward? How long has it been like that for?
Have a look here at 12A 1 (3) (a)(iii) and (b)(iii)
I’m sorry, there should have been a link which hasn’t appeared for some reason.
It is the highways act 1980. It gives the dimensions of a bridleway.
as the previous expert said, provided you can prove that it is impassable and no one has used it for years, and provided the local authority don’t object, then you can apply to the magistrates court for a stopping up order. In that case, the land will revert to the original owner.
Sorry, Try this one Schedule 12A 1 (3) (a)(iii) and (b)(iii)