an alley way separating 2 row of houses either side of alley has been used for past 40 years as a entrance to garages and back gardens, it has now been found to be on Title Deeds of properties belonging to one of the roads can they put restrictions on the other properties from using this alley way or by default of time they have lost that right.
Further info: The first housing development was approx 1930's and this had the use of the alley way (not council owned) this separated farm land, this farm land was then developed for housing in 1966 and their gardens ended at the alley way all parties of both developments have since used this alley way. It is this newer development that has the alley way on their title deeds. Garages over the past 40 years have had planning permissions and been built.
As this Alley Way has been used for more than 45 years by all residents with their cars and delivery vehicles could the residents on one side of the alley stop anyone using this Alley. As no one has complained or tried to stop anyone for that amount of time have they under default lost their right now. It seems strange that garages have been passed for building if there was no access to them.