About NFPA

The National Freeholders Protection Association was formed in 2002 to mount a group action that sought to obtain in the High Court that Councils have exceeded their powers in compiling so-called “Definitive Maps” without proper legal evidence and that their actions are void.

Complaints which are supported by legal opinion are that Councils:

  • have acted beyond their powers in recording rights of way which do not exist.
  • have compiled so-called “definitive” maps showing alleged rights of way. Most are not only misleading but also incorrect. They are defective maps.
  • do not have authority to apply highway law on private property and have no power to confiscate private land. The actions of Councils are therefore ultra vires (beyond their powers) and void ab initio (from the start). Confiscation is theft.

National Freeholders’ Protection Association
June 2002 – 2006

  • Has your council imposed a right of way on your property without proper evidence – or can you be certain that they never will?
  • Thousands of rural freeholders (and tenant farmers) are and have been affected by the way that councils have acted.
  • Individual freeholders often cannot afford to challenge councils in the courts but as  a group of many we can.

Complaints which are supported by legal opinion are that councils:

  • have acted beyond their powers in recording rights of way which do not exist.
  • have compiled so-called “definitive” maps showing alleged rights of way. Most are not only misleading but also incorrect. They are defective maps.
  • do not have authority to apply highway law on private property and have no power to confiscate private land. The actions of Councils are therefore ultra vires (beyond their powers) and void ab initio (from the start). Confiscation is theft.

The National Freeholders Protection Association was formed in 2002 to mount a group action that sought to obtain in the High Court that Councils have exceeded their powers in compiling so-called “Definitive Maps” without proper legal evidence and that their actions are void.

Join the National Freeholders Protection Association now if.

  • You have been approached by members of the public or council officials claiming a right to walk, ride or drive over your property.
  • You are concerned about your security, privacy or land use as a result of the public claiming rights to access your land.
  • You have felt afraid of standing up for your rights because of fear of comebacks from the council or invasion by militant walkers.
  • You want a “ringside seat” when the injustice of 50 years is overturned.

Even if you have felt you had no option but to accept the imposition of a right of way or a diversion order under the threat of legal action, success for the NFPA’s Group Action should reverse such impositions and entitle you to recover your costs plus damages.

The National Freeholders’ Protection Association has appointed solicitors Class Law to act for it. Class law specialises in group (“class”) actions and is to set up a national legal case. Class Law agrees with the claims made by the National Freeholders Protection Association.


We have made a serious attempt on this site to research  the truth on walking, access and property rights issues, with practical solutions being offered.

www.NationalFreeholdersProtection.co.uk
2006

Property – Protection – Peace of Mind

The freeholders and tenants self help group – know your rights.

Property Rights Restoration ( Town & Country)

Freeholders make up the vast majority of the population.

This web site was created out of widespread press and public concern about the gross interference of freehold property rights. Issues have been expanded on to take in the increasing public concern…

The material on this web site is not posted as advice.[ please note-research it yourself ]

The grand assault on freehold property rights. Correcting highway law abuse

BRIEF SUMMERY

Where parliamentary statute means nothing…
Public rights of way are highways in law, they should come under the highways act 1980, and not planning law which it currently does. DEFRA routinely appoints ex rights of way personal as planning inspectors to rule over rights of way enquires; the majority come from IPROW (Institute of Public Rights Of Way Officers)

MALADMINISTRATION…

At present planning hearings make decisions on rights of way matters ,but these planning hearings are not tribunals established by law. Tribunals should be held in strict accordance to law where witnesses are under oath and a judge decides on a right of way claim .A judge must be sure on the evidence before him. At present those with vested interests [rights of way enthusiasts] routinely get together exaggerate witness statements, which are then presented to planning hearings where inspectors are easily won over. The 20 year usage rule is routinely ignored, and abused to a wide degree.
[courts are re-framed from undoing what an inspector has decided]

FUNDAMENTALS IN LAW….

“acts of parliament prior to the wildlife and countryside act 1981 including the national parks and access to the countryside act 1949, the highways acts [1835,1935,1959] have got to be taken into account as each of them relies on its predecessor and none can stand on its own.

“the 1949 act, ascertainment of highway confirmation,  councils under pressure from rambling groups to enter paths on to the definitive map on mass that was simply lines on maps, they were incorrectly awarded highway status, without the full legal process taking place.  Public highway authority’s are for public matters only, they are only responsible for highways already in existence and any highway creation.
[put on the so called definitive map contra to lawful statute above – kept on the so called definitive map contra to lawful statute below]

In effect the [wildlife and countryside act 1981[section 56]-[provides] that the map and statement with a date attached are conclusive evidence of the existence of highways. [contempt of statute – highway law cannot be applied to private property] [ WCA 1981- section 53] unless the owner of the property can prove these bogus highways do not exist, which is impossible in the vast majority of cases, the property owner has to prove a negative – this in reality is not possible] [you cannot prove a negative in law] councils will drag this so called process out. [see section 3] see [the farce of 56 +53] – contra to consecutive legal statute]
[property owners were never informed, statuary surveying and compensation could not apply.]

SUPPLANTED…

Law can be improved or expressly repealed if not entrenched. However it may never be supplanted or repealed just by passing a further statute or administrative instrument. In the matter of rights of way claims the human rights and the legal rights of property owners are totally overridden.

“Hold us the government to account” – David Cameron 19 -11 -2010
“British citizens have an inalienable right to be governed lawfully and justly…..”

Lord Carlisle – “Britain has a tradition of righting wrongs.”


The Countryside Rights Association has taken part in the consultation for the inquiry into the working of the Planning Inspectorate by the select Committee of the House of Commons. Its memorandum can be seen on the Internet. The CRA holds that the County Councils and the Secretary of State have no powers to decide the civil rights of individuals or if they do they infringe Article 6(1) of the Convention On Human Rights. It shares the views of Professor Malcolm Grant of Cambridge University who says that these powers should rest with an independent tribunal not with executive bodies. It also objects to the limited scope of review afforded by the High Court.


costs, limitations imposed, sanctions and fines.

  • Liable Laws – Family Home Confiscation – Sinister new powers allowing the State to confiscate family homes. New Government guidelines set out powers for town hall officials to seize homes for 7 years, if they are left empty for just 6 months. Furniture and effects can be taken as well.

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