From Nigel Dunmore, Public Rights of Way Inspector
I have received a number of concerns over Public FootpathW71 at Ullesthorpe. We recently met with our closures team and the developer to ensure that a viable route from Ullesthorpe to Leire is made.
They need to keep Footpath W71 closed through the building development and have applied for a further 6 month extension. We have agreed for a further extension of the closure but only across the actual building development. There will be access from Footpath W87 along the disused railway line which will then rejoin footpath W71 at the edge of the development.
This has now given us a safe alternative route for members of the public to walk from Ullesthorpe to Leire.
I have attached a map of the closed route and the alternative route for walkers.