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Footpaths, Bridleways and Green Lanes: Further call for evidence

At the November 2021 sitting of Tynwald, a Select Committee was formed to consider, consult on and report on the petition of David Buttery presented at St John’s on 5th July 2021.

The Committee would like to invite written submissions from anyone who wishes to comment on this matter, with an extended deadline of noon on Wednesday 5th January 2022.

Click here​ to read the petition.


The Committee is particularly interested in views on:

The efficiency and effectiveness of the current model for maintaining footpaths and other pathways open to the public

The legal position on ownership of and responsibility for maintaining footpaths and other pathways

How the current model for maintaining footpaths and other pathways interacts with and supports Government policies on tourism, agriculture, and the environment

Submissions should be sent to the address below; email is preferred but hard copy is equally acceptable.  

Please be aware that the Committee may choose to make public any information it receives. Personal contact details are routinely redacted in advance of such publication. If there is any other information in your submission that you do not wish the Committee to publish, or that you believe the Committee should not publish, please explain this in your submission. 

The Members elected to the Committee are Daphne Caine MHK, Bill Henderson MLC, and Sarah Maltby MHK.  The Committee has elected Mrs Maltby as its Chair.  

The progress of the Committee’s inquiry can be followed via the Tynwald website.  

For further information contact: 
Francisca Gale
Clerk to the Committee
Legislative Buildings, Douglas, IM1 3PW
Tel:(01624) 685500
Email:committees@tynwald.org.im

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Published - 14/12/2021