Agenda and minutes


No. Item


Apologies for absence


No apologies were received as all Members were present.


Declarations of Interest

Members of the Rights of way Committee are reminded of their personal responsibility to declare any personal and prejudicial interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 2000, the Council’s Constitution and the Members Code of Conduct.




a.    Members are reminded that they must identify the item number and subject matter that their interest relates to and signify the nature of the personal interest; and


b.    Where Members withdraw from a meeting as a consequence of the disclosure of a prejudicial interest they must notify the Chair when they leave.



No Declarations of Interest were received.


Guidance on the Law relating to the continuous review of the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way pdf icon PDF 289 KB

To receive this Guidance for information. 


Resolved that:


The Guidance be received for information.


West Merthyr pdf icon PDF 282 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director of Customer Services.


Resolved that:


(a)   The decisions made in respect of each route on the last occasion that they were presented to Committee are still accepted

(b)   The draft Statement of Grounds and draft Statement of Comments is accepted and that Officers be authorised to make any consequential or editorial amendments to them as result from further comments

(c)   Each of the Orders be referred to the Planning Inspectorate, with all relevant information as required by the Inspectorate for determination


Troedyrhiw 123 pdf icon PDF 449 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director of Customer Services.

Additional documents:


The Committee walked Troedyrhiw 123.


Resolved that:


Taking into consideration all of the evidence which has been provided, including historical documents, Councillors confirmed that:


(a)   On the balance of probabilities there is sufficient evidence to support that the route marked with a bold black line between Points A – B – C – D on the plan Troedyrhiw 123 has been used for such period so as to raise presumption that it has been dedicated as a footpath and that the evidence has not been rebutted by other evidence

(b)    On confirming (a) above to approve the making of the Definitive Map Modification Order to show Troedyrhiw 123 as a footpath

(c)   To approve the confirmation of the Definitive Map Modification Order made as a result of (b) above provided no objections or representations are made within the prescribed period or if any objections or representations so made are withdrawn

(d)   If any objections or representations are made within the prescribed period and not subsequently withdrawn then to refer the relevant Order to the Planning Inspectorate for determination


Any other Business


The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.


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