Request authorisation for a new gate or stile on a right of way on your land

Any new structure such as a stile, kissing gate or gate that a land manager erects across a public right of way is an unlawful obstruction (even though it is usable) unless it is either authorised (for stock control) or is legitimately a limitation to the public rights because a similar structure was there at the time the public right of way came into being. A landowner can request authorisation for new gate (a stile would only be agreed in exceptional circumstances) by using the application form below.