LAFs and UURs

Apologies, to those unfamiliar with Rights of Way Terminology, for the cryptic title, but we know it will help those-in-the-know to find this post in the future.

We are often asked whether Local Access Forums (LAFs) have any role in advising on the use of Mechanically Propelled Vehicles (MPVs) on Unsealed Unclassified Roads (UURs). The short answer is No, and this was confirmed to LARA in a letter from DEFRA in November 2012.

For more information see DEFRA’s Guidance on Local Access Forums in England document, now available from the Government Publications page of this website – see Annex A, paragraph 3, on page 29 of the document (page 33/52 in the PDF).