Twyford Parish Council have received some good news from the Planning Inspectorate regarding the long outstanding claim to add the footpath between Hockley Cottages and White Lane to the Definitive Map, thereby confirming it as a Public Right of Way.
The claim was submitted by the Parish Council in May 2020 to Hampshire Councty Council. However, because they had not determined the application, the Parish Council wrote to the Secretary of State asking that they issue a direction to HCC.
On behalf of the Secretary of State, the Planning Inspectorate has now directed that Hampshire Council determine the application within 6 months, by the 9th June 2023. HCC can only appeal this decision by way of a Judicial Review.