thanks for your reply.
Just to be clear then if they do grant me this right of servitude (in return for a fee presumably) am I entitled to make the land accessible through any existing fences and walls?
I should say I have not bought the land yet.
If I were to approach the neighbours with a request for rights of servitude would I need to make the present owner aware of these approaches?
(as with planning applications for change of use)
I am trying to buy a bit of land to use as an allotment.
The land is cheap and I am concerned that if I take these steps I will increase the value or potential value of the land which the vendor will then be able to sell to someone with more money than me.