Webb Developments has been involved with a number of schemes recently where the Highway Authority has confirmed that slithers of land adjoining potential development sites are not part of the public highway. One case involved a ditch which could only be the landowners or the Highway Authorities and its unregistered status was causing access issues. When the Highway Authority was questioned, they confirmed an error had been made and the ditch was indeed Highways.
We have also been involved with two other schemes where slithers of land have been confirmed as not being part of the Highway Authority’s land but then when questioned the authority have confirmed the opposite. Our advice is to always check Highway Searches as they are not always accurate!