I have received the update below from the Public Rights of Way Enforcement Officer in respect of the above: 

“I met with a representative for the landowner today on site. We discussed re-instating the footpath and improvements for the future, and I was satisfied that this work will be carried out when the weather allows.

We also  discussed the landowner is having problems with some users of the footpath, including vandalism, dog fouling, dogs off leads,  trespass and even a recent attack on a member of staff. Obviously most of these issues are police matters, but I advised at a few possible solutions. 

I hope to see an improvement in the condition of this path in the near future.”