Definitive map modification order register

The County Council is required to maintain a register of applications to modify the definitive map and statement.

The definitive map and statement is each local authority’s record of public rights of way. The definitive map modification register will help to:

  • Increase the knowledge among landowners, users and the general public about applications which could result in changes to the definitive map and/or the rights of way network.
  • Avoid duplication where more than one person may be thinking of applying to an authority for a change to the definitive map.
  • Increase certainty by making sure that people know about ways which landowners do not intend to dedicate as public rights of way.

A definitive map modification order can add a right of way of any status (footpath, bridleway, restricted byway or byway). A definitive map modification order can modify the definitive map and statement, or just the definitive map, or just the statement alone.

The definitve map modification order register includes claims that are yet to be decided and claims which have already been investigated and a decision reached as to whether an order should be made or not. Where the decision is to make an order, the register will show whether or not that order is confirmed. Where the County Council has rejected an application the register will show the outcome of any appeal against that decision.  

Please follow this link to the definitive map modification order register.