A path linking people living in Llandrindod Wells, Powys, to an area of green open space has been saved thanks to a seven year campaign by local residents which we supported.
The 91-metre path crosses a railway bridge and connects the residential area around Alexandra Court, Alexandra Road and Temple Avenue in Llandrindod Wells with the registered village green and playing fields on the other side of the railway line.
The future of the path came into doubt when the bridge was considered for demolition, which would have severed a valuable path used for many years and cut off the local community from nearby green space.
We helped local residents demonstrate that the path should be recognised as a public right of way and Powys County Council has now added the path to the definitive map (the record of public rights of way in England and Wales), securing its use now and for the future.
“This is a very useful path, linking local residents to playing fields and open green space,” said Eugene Suggett, Ramblers senior policy officer who advised on the case. “We’re glad that the County Council has recognised its status as a public path thereby protecting it for everyone to use.”