I currently live in an edwardian 3 bed and share a coal lane at the rear of my property with three other neighbours. This has always been secured by a locked gate and is rarely used by any of us bar the odd
clearout from a shed.
A site behind us, a large commercial factory/shed, built on the party wall that creates the boundary of the lane has had planning permission granted for a domestic dwelling and in the plans has claimed right of way to this coal lane. There will be a fire exit from the second floor onto the lane and in passing he has mentioned replacing the gate. There has never been any access from the premises to the lane.
Would anyone throw any light on whether this should be allowed or not. In our planning objections (we were objecting to specific parts of the proposal, we welcome the use of the site) we mentioned the coal lane and the planners said it was a civil matter. I’d like to clarify where we stand going forward.