Trail Riders Fellowship v Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

Highway – Classification. The claimant issued proceedings, questioning the validity of an order, substituting a bridleway for a byway open to all traffic (BOAT) with respect to a lane. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that the inspector appointed by the defendant Secretary of State could properly, as a matter of judgment, have found the lane to be a BOAT or a bridleway and his decision had not been wrong. Accordingly, it was impossible to submit that the evidence had been such that the only reasonable conclusion had been that the lane had been open to vehicular traffic.

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