This web course provides a comprehensive overview of the current law and practice in relation to highways and is relevant to lawyers and others working in highways and transportation functions in local authorities. It will also be useful for those advising clients on highways issues whether in connection with preparation for or actual development of sites or in connection with purchases with a view to development.
The course provides practical guidance on and an overview of:
Definitions of highways, streets, and other rights
Creation of highways: formal and informal
Cases on the extent of the highways
Culverts and drains
Termination and relocation of footpaths and highways
Obstructions to highways, protection of footpaths
A basic knowledge of general property law is assumed.