Posted: 22/09/2016 at 09:06
Presumably you bought the property with your RoW in existence? That being so it added to the value of your property and you paid for it. If neighbouring property owners wish you to give this up they should make financial recompense and pay for all legal costs etc.
And you should only give it up if you want to, taking all the implications into account.
The owners of the neighbouring properties should have been aware of your RoW - either by usage or because the Deed of 1952 would have been referred to in their property's deeds. It may have a negative effect on the value of their homes, but that has been in existence since 1952 and is nothing new.
My instinct is to continue with the status quo unless the neighbours are willing to compensate you.