Access blocked to Culbin?
Someone’s made an effort to put up a “Private Road: No vehicle access” sign at Kingsteps, on the small road that leads to the Culbin car park.
The surprise is that anyone is claiming the right to block access to a site served by the Forestry Commission and Highland Council.
Perhaps if whoever put it up is so concerned with the road use, they are going to fill the potholes in front of the car park?
I know some people don’t like to share, but this is taking NIMBY a bit extreme.
A quick Google shows a page from Lancashire Council which covers various definitions of access – with the point that:
Can I fence off a private street to prohibit its use?
Residents often think that as they both own and pay for the upkeep of their road they have a right to obstruct this as they choose. However, it is just as much an offence to obstruct an unadopted highway as any other highway.
Will be interesting to see whether this is an issue that sees further discussion, not least what the owner’s aims and concerns are, and why that includes trying to block access to the Culbin Forest.