Through the Freedom of Information Act, I wish to ascertain who put forward the changes on your mapping, effectively extinguishing the public slipway at xxxxxx.
Thank you for your email, I regret to inform you that Ordnance Survey is unable to help you with your enquiry as we do not hold this information. I have investigated our records and have found that:
- the map extracts provided marked LA xxxxxxxx and LAN xxxx/xxxxxx are Title Plans (presumably issued by Land Registry).
- the arrowed references to the Public Slipway on both of these extracts has been added by parties unknown to Ordnance Survey, as unfortunately the method of labelling and addition of the arrows are not part of the Ordnance Survey mapping specification, therefore we are unable to comment on these additions. You may wish to approach your local Land Registry of at: Wrea Brook Court, Lytham Road, Warton, Lancashire PR4 1TE, telephone 01772 836700 to obtain more details on this.
- the Siteplan extract provided by you was originally digitised (created as an electronic map) by us prior to 1994 and since that time the detail referred to in this request has never been designated as a 'Slipway'.
- the mapping detail was further updated in 2003 and still not referred to as a Slipway.
- the 'ramp' feature was first surveyed by Ordnance Survey on the 1:2500 National Grid plan SD xxxx, published in 1968.
- of the previous none metric surveys in our records - no ramp existed on the 1st Edition County series sheet Lancashire xx/xx surveyed in 1890; whilst a break in the sea wall filled by a shingle slope was surveyed on on 3rd Edition in 1910.
- throughout the 'ramp' features map history (where it exists) it has only been referred to as a Path.
- having referred to the Right of Way diagrams we hold dating back to 1966 and the current information available through Lancaster City Council website, it would appear that there is no public right of way on the ramp itself, only up to the upper end of it.
It is possible that Lancaster City Council may hold further information as they are statutorily responsible for the maintenance of and amendments to Rights of Way. You may find more information at on their website or you might wish to contact their Rights of Way officer at Lancaster City Council, Town Hall,
Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PJ or telephone: 01524 582 000 for further details.
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Thank you for your enquiry.
Reference number: 71102 / 20 May 2009