I have received the following with a request not to print the name of the sender. It was sent to me as the writer was banned from the forum some time ago. I have copied the text unedited.
Almost 15 months after Ceredigion County Council officials and a geologist from Hyder Consulting entered our property over a locked gate, whilst we were abroad on February 10th 2011, to carry out a geological survey on the eastern cliffs of Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park, Gwbert, we have been sent the Hyder Geological Report. We had to apply for it four times under the "Freedom of Information Act". Predictably, the council illegally and deviously withheld it until the eve of the Wales Coast Path's official opening ..... to prevent me from drawing attention to the report bfore the Official Opening !!!
No wonder !! The Council's OWN Geological report now states that the proposed Ceredigion Coast Path route on our cliffs must be moved inland , in the interest of public safety. That means that the Public Footpath Creation Order , which I have fought for six years ,cannot be implemented on the ground. Since a Right of Way is absolutely fixed , as shown on a Path Creation Order map , the Order must be defunct ! SO I HAVE BEEN RIGHT FOR SIX YEARS !!!
The LAW states that a Right of Way cannot be moved one inch without a new Creation Order !! And any public path must EXIST on the ground, before a Diversion Order can be
instigated ...MORE FOOTPATH LAW !!
Furthermore, the Path Creation Order maps on our land , and for 80 per cent of the 63 mile long Ceredigion Coast Path are on an illegal 1:5000 scale , whilst the LAW under Section 26, Highways Act 1980 demands O.S maps of 1:2500, which I used to make as an O.S Cartographic Surveyor in the 1960s.Laughably, the council 1:5000 map shows the path over the cliff-edge on our coast !! The footpath line on the map must be precise according to LAW !!
How is it that the Ceredigion Coast Path is allowed to flout the Council's own Safety Statement , re-iterated by Planning Inspector Blackley ; Lord Justice Carnwath and by Judge Patrick Curran in a High Court Judgment.... that "the Ceredigion Coast Path would be closed if it comes within 2 metres of the cliff edge"?........and there are 2 INCHES outside it at Mwnt ......and there's a foot outside the coast path at Borth , according to MP Mr Mark Williams ??
How is it that essential , legally-required , Construction Design and Management Regulations [CDM] were not implemented to construct the other 62 miles of the Ceredigion Coast Path, whilst the council's own Hyder Report makes it clear that CDM would be essential to construct a public path on our land ?? .....Unbelievable !!
Amongst all the TV hype on the All-Wales Coast Path [ which does not always hug the coast !!] , the LAW has been totally ignored......most certainly in Ceredigion !!
Y GWIR YN ERBYN Y BYD !!!
I received other material which was difficult to follow but was not specifically asked to relay that on to readers via the forum. However I expect the sender would not mind my sending it to old friends who request it from me by email. (that way I can simply do a copy/paste and reply.