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Types of public rights of way

  • Footpaths (FP) – for people on foot only
  • Bridleways (BR or BW) – for people on foot, riding or leading horses or bicycle
  • Restricted byways (RB) – as bridleways but also for horse-drawn vehicles
  • Byways open to all traffic (BOAT) – for any class of user, similar to a country lane or road

A PRoW will be affected by development where:

  • it crosses or is adjacent to an application site
  • it is to be used for site access (whether temporary or permanent)
  • it will be crossed by an access road (whether temporary or permanent)

The effect of a development on a PRoW is a material planning consideration.