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Our back gate opens onto a private road over which we have a pedestrian ROW. The house opposite the back gate owns the stretch of road in front of his house onto which our back gate exits. His, & our houses are the last houses in the road, a cul de sac with no passing traffic. The only car that can use the road in front of this house is his. We have just replaced the fence along this road facing his property. The gate, which used to open inwards on our property, is to be renewed & because of the way the fence has been constructed the contractor has designed the gate to open outwards over the private road. The owner of the house opposite the back gate is objecting, saying it is an encroachment on his property, despite the fact that it is only used by the postman. Our right of way extends to 12 ft in depth from the boundary line. The gate is only 29 inches wide. Is the owner within his rights to make us change the gate opening to inwards?