What is a highway?

We look at a recent decision which reiterates what constitutes a ‘highway’. The recent Court of Appeal judgment in the case of London Borough of Southwark v Transport for London [2017] serves as a useful reminder of the common law principles of what constitutes a highway and reaffirms that the extent of a highway authority’s interest in such land is restricted to the ‘top two spits’.

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This article was first published in Property Law Journal (December 2017/ January 2018) and is also available at http://www.lawjournals.co.uk/


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Michele Vas

About Michele Vas

Michele is a member of the Planning and Public Law team. She focuses on negotiating and drafting planning and highways agreements, town center regeneration and redevelopment schemes, urban extensions, compulsory purchase orders, road closure orders, highways issues, judicial review, public inquiry work and enforcement issues

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