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Cob Kiln Lane footpath, Urmston
Topic posted by LynnJ ... dated:17 May 2015

Has anyone walked, ridden or cycled Cob Kiln Lane, Urmston between Stretford Road and the River Mersey banks regularly at times over the past twenty years?  If so, and if you are willing to fill in a form stating this, please get in touch. Part of the path is not an official path and could be closed by the new landowner if they chose to do this. Please help, or part of the amenities of Urmston could be threatened.

Re: Cob Kiln Lane footpath, Urmston
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:04 November 2018
The planning application I mentioned in April (93241/OUT/17) has been withdrawn, but I hear that Meadowgate Farm has been sold and another application for development will be made.
Re: Cob Kiln Lane footpath, Urmston
Reply posted by Tom ... dated:29 October 2018

For anyone not aware, there's a public right of way application been made for this route.  The kissing gates are to be removed and replaced with bollards.  The horse stile, wooden steps and ramp are to remain.

The surface is also to be upgraded so that people will be able to cycle easily between Urmston and Ashton.  My understanding is that as well as the route down to the river, the surface all the way past the golf course is to be improved.

Re: Cob Kiln Lane footpath, Urmston
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:02 April 2018

Some readers may not be aware that the development now proposed for Meadowgate Farm would have an impact on the footpath along Cob Kiln Lane. If the development were to go ahead as currently planned, the footpath would have to be diverted. There are more details on the "planning portal" (which seems to be down today but should be back up and running after the Bank Holiday). The planning reference is 93241/OUT/17.

Re: Cob Kiln Lane footpath, Urmston
Reply posted by Tom ... dated:20 May 2015

I see where it is now.  Why don't you just provide a link to a form?  This is 2015, not 1915.

Re: Cob Kiln Lane footpath, Urmston
Reply posted by LynnJ ... dated:19 May 2015

In reply to Tfdw, can I make it clear that the lane we are talking about is NOT Cob Kiln Lane itself but the extension of it which carries on towards the river.  I too know the landowner of the land surrounding Cob Kiln Lane itself and I was instrumental in making the 2 metre pathway along it a designated right of way in 1983 or thereabouts.  The land in question was sold by Greater Manchester Waste in 2013 and now has a new owner. This is the area we are concerned with. If this new owner should choose to close off his land you will be able to reach the river or the millennium bridge or the river banks to Stretford.

Re: Cob Kiln Lane footpath, Urmston
Reply posted by LynnJ ... dated:19 May 2015

Tom. the path in question is the part from the millenium footbridge to the end of Cob Kiln Lane where the pylon is.  The rest of the lane up to Meadow Road and the garage is already a right of way. It's Just the bit from the bridge that we are concerned about.  If anyone wants to sign forms for this, please click on my name and leave a message and I will get back to you.  I will have forms available in the next few days and can let you have a copy then. Thanks

Re: Cob Kiln Lane footpath, Urmston
Reply posted by Tfdw ... dated:19 May 2015

I am new to Urmston.net but would like to comment on this as I know the landowner. I can catagorically state that he has no intention of closing Cob Kiln Lane.  The lane is registered on the designated rights of way maps. The landowner and his family have owned the land/buildings since 1927. Although the lane is a 'private road' it will remain a right of way footpath.  I hope this information will put minds at rest. X

Re: Cob Kiln Lane footpath, Urmston
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:19 May 2015

Would it be possible to provide a link to print off this 'Form' so it can be sent in to council?
Re: Cob Kiln Lane footpath, Urmston
Reply posted by Tom ... dated:18 May 2015

I'm not sure where you mean.  I regularly run from along the Mersey Footbridge to Meadow Road (near the garage), is it near there?

Re: Cob Kiln Lane footpath, Urmston
Reply posted by Edd ... dated:18 May 2015

I use this route regularly when travelling from South Trafford to Urmston on my bike or foot.

Where do I sign?
Re: Cob Kiln Lane footpath, Urmston
Reply posted by LynnJ ... dated:18 May 2015

The lane from the end of Cob Kiln Lane to the Mersey banks is not a designated right of way. The land it crosses was sold by Greater Manchester Waste two years ago and the new landowner if he wished could close off the lane.  The Ramblers Association and myself want to make this path official so that this cannot happen in the future. Trafford Council will grant the right of way if enough user evidence can be collected - a form has to be filled in - so if you use it, please get in touch. We can help with the details on the form. 

Re: Cob Kiln Lane footpath, Urmston
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:18 May 2015

According to the Manchester A-Z Mapping it is designated as a path or track. I am almost sure I have seen signage down there too when I walked it. If someone is trying to close the path the detail will have to be a little more specific to be taken up in protest with council.
Re: Cob Kiln Lane footpath, Urmston
Reply posted by Shrubb ... dated:18 May 2015

I have been runnng, walking and cycling Cob Kiln Lane (Meadow Road extension) for the past 30 years.

I would be pleased to assist, but am curious as to the nature of the threat.

Re: Cob Kiln Lane footpath, Urmston
Reply posted by Brian2 ... dated:17 May 2015

Hi Lynn

I walk down here quite often. I use it to get to the mersey or to cross the bridge at Carrington spur. I would be very annoyed if what is a public road would be closed off to me.

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