Lympstone harbour row resolved?

PUBLISHED: 01:01 21 February 2008 | UPDATED: 08:50 10 June 2010

A solution is in sight to the long-running Lympstone argument over rights of way at the village's harbour. The Lympstone Fisheries and Harbour Association will meet residents to discuss signs barring walkers from a popular estuary-side route. The signs, o

A solution is in sight to the long-running Lympstone argument over rights of way at the village's harbour.The Lympstone Fisheries and Harbour Association will meet residents to discuss signs barring walkers from a popular estuary-side route.The signs, one of which claimed no rights of way past the village's sailing club, offended many villagers who said the path up to Cliff Field had been used for generations. Residents also argued that the harbour and sailing club had been rebuilt by Lympstone fishermen decades ago. The LFHA are expected to agree to a village plan to register the land as a public area under the Rights of Way Act 2000. The proposal would limit the liability for landowners the LFHA, allow 28 days a year to close access in special circumstances, and preserve the area for the village and public in perpetuity. The plan has been provisionally backed by the parish council in anticipation of LFHA agreement. The LFHA will give a presentation at the parish council's meeting at Lympstone Village Hall on Wednesday, February 20, 7.30pm.

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