1. ITV Report

West Norfolk footpath re-opens after four year battle

A hundred people walked along Snettisham beach in West Norfolk today to celebrate winning their fight over a footpath.

The one mile stretch of land at Snettisham near Hunstanton has been declared a public right of way by Norfolk County Council four years after villagers and chalet owners began a dispute about who owns the land the footpath runs through.

Following a large protest and a public enquiry the footpath is now open to everyone and walkers can now get from Hunstanton to King's Lynn along the coastal path without having to divert inland.

" I would think it has cost the taxpayers of Norfolk in excess of five figures to get this done and it's also taken a lot of time. It's caused a lot of friction in the village because people started to take sides. I feel now all the work and telephone calls have vindicated all that. I can't believe it"

– Eric Langford, Snettisham Parish Council