Last updated:

31st July 2023

Public rights of way modification orders

How are modification orders made?

A modification order may be made by the council either on it's own initiative or following an application to the authority by any organisation or individual.

Modification orders are means to create a new right of way, to add an existing path to the definitive map, to alter the route of a path, to change the status or to extinguish a right of way.

It is our responsibility as the surveying authority to keep the definitive map up to date by making Modification Orders as and when necessary.

Current active modification orders

Definitive map and statement of public rights of way

The definitive map is the legal record of public rights of way. It is accompanied by the definitive statement which contains specific information about a route such as its position or width. The definitive map and statement are available for public inspection at our civic office at Shute End or at the Countryside office at Dinton Pastures Country Park.

Register of definitive map modification orders

The register is designed to increase knowledge among landowners, users of rights of way and the general public about applications which could result or have resulted in changes to to the definitive map and / or statement. The register will also avoid duplication where an application has already been made.

Definitive Map Modification Order (DMMO) application forms


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