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Rights of way - notices

On this page you can see the current legal notices for rights of way orders and temporary closures made and confirmed by ourselves. You can also find notices of new Highways Act S31(6) submissions, and notices sent to us for display on our website by other authorities, such as Natural England Open Access notices.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This page does not show closures or restrictions to rights of way in the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks (e.g. Traffic Regulation Orders to restrict use by motor vehicles) - to find out about these you should check the National Parks' websites.

Commenting on a notice

You can send objections or representations to Public Path Orders and Definitive Map Modification Orders. These must be in writing (email is acceptable) and reach us by the closing date set out in the Notice. They should clearly state your reasons for opposing or supporting an Order, and those reasons must relate to the grounds and tests which apply to that particular type of Order.

Please note: you cannot send objections and representations to Temporary Closure Orders.

For Public Path Orders (Diversions, Extinguishments and Creations), reasons for objecting to an Order could include:

  • a proposed new path would be substantially less convenient than the existing path (it is helpful if you state the reasons why you think this is the case)
  • a path proposed for closure is still needed for public use
  • a proposed new path is not wide enough

For Definitive Map Modification Orders (DMMOs) the tests for making an Order are solely about whether the evidence does or does not justify a change to the Definitive Map. An objection to a DMMO must:

  • clearly state the grounds for your objection
  • be supported by relevant evidence (see below)
  • new evidence to support your objection should be submitted with the objection
  • if your objection relies on evidence which has already been submitted to us, there is no need to re-submit that evidence, you should simply refer to it in your objection.

Relevant evidence for DMMOs is the same regardless of whether you wish to support or object to a DMMO. Full information on the different kinds of evidence that are relevant can be found in pdf icon DMMO application guidance notes [290kb]. Before submitting any objections or representations please bear the following in mind:

  • DMMOs are not about creating new rights of way, but are the legal process for recording rights of way which already exist; either paths that have acquired public rights through long unchallenged public use, or ways which should have been recorded on the Definitive Map but were left off.
  • DMMOs are also used for amending the Definitive Map where a right of way has been recorded incorrectly eg a footpath incorrectly recorded as a bridleway.
  • Issues such as desirability or suitability of a particular route cannot be taken into account in the DMMO process, and cannot be counted as valid reasons for objecting to a DMMO. Simply not wanting a particular path to be added to, deleted from or changed on the Definitive Map is not a reason for objecting to a DMMO.

Current rights of way notices - diversions, extinguishments and creations

LocationDescription and dates
pdf icon Footpath No 10.56/9 Crowood House and Little Broughton, Diversion Order 2015. [165kb]Notice of confirmation of a Public Path Diversion and Definitive Map and Statement Modification Order. Footpath No 10.56/9 Crowood House and Little Broughton, Diversion Order 2015. 21 April - 02 June 2017
pdf icon Footpath No. 15.52/15, Hackfall Farm, Grewelthorpe [168kb]Notice of confirmation of a Public Path Diversion and Definitive Map and Statement Modification Order. Footpath No. 15.52/15 Hackfall Farm, Grewelthorpe

Current rights of way notices - definitive map modification orders

LocationDescription and dates

 

Current rights of way notices - Highway Act 1980 section 31(6)  and Commons Act 2006 section 15A(1) deposits

LocationDescription and dates
pdf icon Ashbrook Farm [1Mb]Notice of Landowner deposits under Section 31(6) Highways Act 1980, Ashbrook Farm, Bishop Monkton, 08 March 2017 to 08 May 2017

Current rights of way notices - temporary closure orders

LocationDescription and dates
pdf icon Public footpaths 20.9/22/1, 20.9/7/2, 20.10/3/1, 20.9/17/1, 20.9/15/2, & Public Bridleways 20.10/7/1, 20.10/4/2, 20.12/8/1, 20.12/7/1 - Near Brompton on Swale, Order 2017, No.117 [5Mb]Order of Closure of Public footpaths 20.9/22/1, 20.9/7/2, 20.10/3/1, 20.9/17/1, 20.9/15/2, & Public Bridleways 20.10/7/1, 20.10/4/2, 20.12/8/1, 20.12/7/1, near Brompton on Swale, from 1st April 2017 until 31st October 2017 inclusive, to safeguard the public from dangers caused by the construction sites for the upgrade of the A1 to motorway status. 01 April 2017 to 31 October 2017
pdf icon Public Bridleway 20.15/13/1 Colburn [2Mb]Temporary Closure due to potential danger to the public caused by construction traffic attending a development site 1st October 2016 to 31st March 2017, extended until 30th September 2017
pdf icon Public Bridleways 15.55/19/1 & 15.13/34/3 Wood Field Mill, Bishop Thornton [1Mb]Temporary Closure due to protect the public whilst on-going repairs are carried out to the stone Bridleway bridge
Temporary Closure due to demolition of a bridge
pdf icon Public Footpath 15.122/30/1 in Spofforth with Stockeld, Harrogate [1Mb]Temporary Closure to pedestrians of Public Footpath 15.122/30/1 in Spofforth with Stockeld, Harrogate, due to public safety concerns, from 3 December 2016 to 2 December 2017
Temporary Closure to pedestrians of Public Footpath 25.109/6/2 in Whitwell on the Hill, Ryedale, due to potential danger to the public, from 17 November 2016 to 16 May 2017
pdf icon Public Footpath 35.69/2/1 in Towton between 18th December 2016 and 26th May 2017 [2Mb]Temporary closure of Public Footpath 35.69/2/1 in Towton because of a collapsed bridge between 18th December 2016 and 26th May 2017.
pdf icon Public Footpath 35.69/2/1 in Towton. Order valid until the 26th May 2017. [2Mb]Emergency closure notice 2016 No.145  referring to Public Footpath 35.69/2/1 in Towton, because of a collapsed bridge. Order valid until the 26th May 2017.
pdf icon Public Footpath 10.40/14/1 Easingwold [1Mb]Intension Temporary Closure due to works to lay new sewers and preconstruction trial holes 05th December 2016 to 4th June 2017
pdf icon Public Footpath 10.40/14/1 Easingwold [1Mb]Temporary Closure due to works to lay new sewers and preconstruction trial holes 05th December 2016 to 4th June 2017
pdf icon Public Footpath 35.73/5/1 Whitley [1Mb]Temporary Closure due to potential danger to the public whilst works required to the bridge are carried out 1st January 2017 to 1st July 2017
pdf icon Public Footpath 25.114/3/1 Wrelton [1Mb]Temporary Closure to Pedestrians, Renewal Public Footpath, Wrelton 25.114/3/1 due to the safety of the public until the bridge is replaced. From 22nd December 2016 until 30th June 2017.
pdf icon Footpath 35.36/1/1 Henshall, Intention of Closure Order 2017 No. 45 [1Mb]Temporary Closure to Pedestrians Of Footpath 35.36/1/1 Henshall, Intention of Closure Order due to works to be undertaken on the existing flood embankments
 between 15 February 2017 and 14 August 2017,
pdf icon Footpath 35.36/1/1 Order of Closure, Order 2017 No. 45 [1Mb]Temporary Closure to Pedestrians Of Footpath 35.36/1/1 Henshall, Order of Closure Order due to works to be undertaken on the existing flood embankments between 15 February 2017 and 14 August 2017,
pdf icon Byway 35.23/31/1 Cliffe, 6 Month Closure Order [1Mb]Temporary Closure to Traffic of Byway 35.23/31/1, Cliffe, 6 Month Order due to damage to bridge, between 6th February 2017 and 15th July 2017,
pdf icon Public Bridleway 35.68/5/1 Thorpe Willoughby, Selby [2Mb]Temporary Closure due to works for the construction of a housing development. 14th February 2017 to 14th August 2017
pdf icon Public Footpath 25.43/1/1 Harome [1Mb]Emergency Temporary Closure Due To A Dangerous Bridge 13th February 2017 to 22nd July 2017
pdf icon Public Bridleway 15.115/2/1 Scotton [1Mb]Emergency Temporary Closure Due To Damage To A Bridge 14th February 2017 to 2nd July 2017
pdf icon Public Footpath 20.19/1/2 Dalton on Tees [1Mb]Emergency Temporary Closure Due To Works To Replace The Bridge 16th February 2017 to 15th August 2017
pdf icon Public Footpath 20.19/1/2 Dalton on Tees [1Mb]Temporary Closure Of Public Footpath 20.19/1/2 Dalton On Tees Due To Works To Replace The Bridge 9th March 2017 to 15th August 2017 
pdf icon Public Footpath 35.29/1/2 Fairburn, Selby [818kb]Temporary Closure to pedestrians of Public Footpath 35.29/1/2 in Fairburn, Selby, between 24th April 2017 and 23rd October 2017 due to Regional National Grid overhead line refurbishment and replacement of electrical apparatus
pdf icon Public Footpath 10.150/5/1 in Thirsk, Hambleton. [1Mb]Intention of Temporary Closure to pedestrians of Public Footpath 10.150/5/1 in Thirsk, Hambleton - between 15th April 2017 and 14th October 2017, due to refurbishment of the hotel.
pdf icon Public Footpath 10.150/5/1 in Thirsk - Hambleton [1Mb]Temporary Order of closure to pedestrians of Public Footpath 10.150/5/1 in Thirsk, Hambleton - between 15th April 2017 and 14th October 2017, due to refurbishment of the hotel.
pdf icon Public Footpath 15.73/5/1, Knaresborough, Harrogate - Order 2016 No. 444 [1Mb]Temporary Order of closure to pedestrians of Public Footpath 15.73/5/1, Knaresborough, Harrogate, from 6th April 2017 until 5th October 2017 to allow the safe construction of a dwelling.
pdf icon Public Bridleway 30.19/4/1 Eastfield, Scarborough. [1Mb]Intention of temporary closure to the public of Public Bridleway 30.19/4/1, Eastfield, Scarborough between 5th May 2017 and 6th November 2017 to ensure public safety whilst works are undertaken to the nearby development.
pdf icon Public Bridleway 30.19/4/1 Eastfield - Scarborough [1Mb]Order of temporary closure to the public, of Public Bridleway 30.19/4/1, Eastfield, Scarborough between 5th May 2017 and 6th November 2017 to ensure public safety whilst works are undertaken to the nearby development.
pdf icon Public Bridleway 10.110/10/1 Northallerton, Hambleton Order of Closure [1Mb]Order of temporary closure to the public, of Public Bridleway 10.110/10/1 Northallerton, Hambleton, between 20th May 2017 and 19th November 2017 because of works
pdf icon Public Bridleway 10.110/10/1 Northallerton, Hambleton. [1Mb]Intention of Temporary Closure to the public of Public Bridleway 10.110/10/1 Northallerton, Hambleton, between 20th May 2017 and 19th November 2017 because of works.
pdf icon Public Footpath (25.109/6/2) in Whitwell on the Hill Ryedale, Order 2016 No.220 [2Mb]Temporary Closure to Pedestrians of  Public Footpath (25.109/6/2) in Whitwell on the Hill Ryedale, from 17th May 2017 until 16th November 2017 due to potential danger to the public.
pdf icon Public Footpath 10.6/2/2 in Alne, Hambleton. Emergency Notice 2017 No.35 [721kb]Emergency Temporary Closure of Public Footpath 10.6/2/2 in Alne, Hambleton from 9th May 2017 until 29th May 2017 due to minor engineering works
pdf icon Public Footpath 25.85/5/1 Sheriff Hutton [1011kb]Emergency Temporary Closure of Public Footpath 25.85/5/1 in Sheriff Hutton between 5th June 2017 to 4th December 2017 
pdf icon Public Footpath 35.69/2/1 Towton Selby [1Mb]Temporary Closure due to potential danger to the public due to a collapsed bridge. 27th May 2017 to 26th November 2017
pdf icon Public Footpaths 10.58/7/2 and 10.93/5/1 In Great Busby And Little Busby [2Mb]Temporary Closure due to demolition of a bridge. 9th May 2017 to 8th November 2017
 Temporary Closure Of Public Footpath 15.84/6/2 due to land movement 24th May 2017 to 2nd November 2017

Other current rights of way notices

LocationDescription and dates
This page was last updated on 17 May 2017