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Farming and the highway

Duties and responsibilities

Legal obligations for farmers and landowners

Farm traffic

Abnormal loads, slow-moving traffic, agricultural vehicles and trailed appliances


Keeping livestock near, or moving them on the highway

Public Rights of Way

Types of Public Rights of Way and who is responsible for their maintenance

Roadside verges

Including hedge cutting, trees and ploughing guidelines

Working safely on the highway

Including health and safety, warning signs, insurance, licences and fees and storing materials


Information on surface run off, drainage ditches and crop spraying/irrigation

Ash dieback

Tree owners have a legal duty of care and must maintain their trees in a reasonably safe condition

Helping in winter

Help us clear snow from the roads

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