Definitive Map and associated registers
Click the sections below to find out more about the map and how to request changes.
What is the Definitive Map and Statement?
It is a legal record of the public rights of way and shows the routes of each public footpath, bridleway, restricted byway and byway open to all traffic in the county.
- How do I access the Definitive Map?
- Definitive Map Modification Orders and Public Path Orders
- Register of Definitive Map Modification Order applications
- List of Current Diversion/Extinguishment Orders - PPDOs (under Section 118/119 of the Highways Act 1980)
- Highways Act 1980, Section 31(6) depositions
Please note that an Order to extinguish, divert or create a public right of way is firstly "Made" and published. There is then a 28 day period for representations or objections. Before an Order is "Confirmed", any objections have to be resolved and works to a new path completed. Once the Order is "Confirmed", it is then subject to a further 6 week 'procedural' review period. Once that period is over, and assuming no other relevant issues arise, the change can be shown on the Definitive Map of Public Rights of Way and the 'digitised' PROW map.
To query a Diversion/Extinguishment Order email: firstname.lastname@example.org