[Talk-GB] Invisible/impassable rights-of-way

ASnail Snail a_snail at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 25 19:33:45 GMT 2013

I think normally the footpath will be legally redirected around the new building before its built, but I have heard of a few cases where the footpath never got moved (I think I came across one because there was no sign of a path where the OS map showed there was one, but OS maps can be quite inaccurate at times) and people are obliged to let someone in their front door and let them out the back door and cross their garden.   In the situations where footpaths get moved isn't this what OSM is all about - people finding the path has moved and updating the map to show where it actually is long before the ordinance survey people survey or update their maps to show the new location.  Ideally the person updating the map will have found the notice board that is put at the start and end of the old route showing the new route is the new official one, so they can designate it as official in OSM and the source is the notice board, otherwise I guess they can only mark it as a path.   > From: heng at cantab.net
> To: talk-gb at openstreetmap.org
> Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 19:01:42 +0000
> Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] Invisible/impassable rights-of-way
> On Fri, 2013-01-25 at 18:52 +0000, Andy Street wrote:
> > when someone builds a house over a public right of way 
> Does that happen often? Is there not some requirement to then knock the
> house down again if it's blocking a right of way?
> hen
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