Restricted byway status for Wooler routes approved

Two routes near Wooler will now be designated as restricted byways in future maps,having been approved by the planning and rights of way committee on Tuesday.

The first route links the Commonburn House road, to the west of Wooler, with Humbleton and the second goes from the western end of the U1082 road, north-west of Earlehillhead, to the bridleway to the east of Wooler Common. Both applications were made by the same Wooler residents and were opposed by the same landowner.

In both cases, it was explained that motorised vehicular rights were extinguished by the Natural Enivironment and Rural Communities Act 2006.

As restricted byways, the routes can be used on foot. on horseback or by non-motorised vehicles such as bicycles.