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A CHELMSLEY Wood home, discovered to have a public right of way through the middle of its garden after a council “oversight”, has had it removed.

The council-owned property, 22 Roach Close, was converted from a bridge flat to a terraced house in 1989, by infilling the subway beneath the property.

The council-owned property, 22 Roach Close, was converted from a bridge flat to a terraced house in 1989, by infilling the subway beneath the property.

But the local authority at the time, failed to give a termination order for the public footpath, which ran directly under the bridge, meaning the public still technically had right of way through the home’s private garden.

The “oversight” only came to light when the council tenant recently attempted to buy her home, under the right-to-buy scheme, and noticed something amiss in the paperwork.

Public right of way was removed last week at the council’s Transport and Highways meeting.

 

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