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Highway boundaries

Public highway rights on private land

Most public highway in England exists over land owned by a private individual or company rather than the relevant highway authority. There will be highway rights over the surface of this land.

For information on how highway rights can be removed, visit GOV.UK - apply to close or divert a highway.

For more information on the ‘ad medium filum’ presumption, visit GOV.UK – legal presumptions.

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