New working group halts legal battle
Joint news release from GLASS, TRF and Powys County Council:
New working group formed Powys County Council and motor vehicle groups represented by the Green Lane Association (GLASS) and Trail Riders Fellowship (TRF) have agreed to work together and form a new working group which brings to an end an expensive legal battle in the Courts and will see the reconvention of the Powys Byway Users Group (PBUG).
The PBUG will bring together representatives of the main user interests, including GLASS, TRF, the Ramblers Association and British Horse Society plus others representing land managers and the county council. The group will regularly review and try to reach agreement on working arrangements for byway management in the county.
Cllr Harris, Powys County Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Countryside Services, said: “The formation and functioning of this new group is an important step forward in managing byways in the county, and its work will be very important in planning and supporting the maintenance of these routes in the future. “It is also hoped that the joint work of this group will provide the basis for working relations across the range of interests and views that this subject brings.” A GLASS spokesman said: “This achievement facilitates a significant improvement in the conservation of green roads. It provides a useful framework for the constructive management of the green road network, which will benefit all interested parties.”