Public rights of way registers

View the registers for definitive map modification order applications and Highways Act 1980 Section 31(6) deposits.

By law, we have to keep registers of applications for definitive map modification orders and all deposits of highways statements, maps and highways declarations under Section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980.

Further information

A Highways Act Section 31(6) deposit is a legal document in which a landowner acknowledges the existence of those public rights of way across their land which are recorded on the definitive map, but states that they do not wish to dedicate any more public rights of way. By doing this, they can allow people to use unrecorded paths, for example permissive paths, without those paths becoming public rights of way.

The register contains information about all highways statements, maps and highways declarations that have been made under Section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980, including the name of the person making the deposit, a description of the area it covers, and the date it was made or renewed. Deposits must be renewed every twenty years to remain valid.

 View the register as a pdf here (pdf / 1 MB) or  view the register as an excel document here (xlsx / 135 KB)

You can also view the register by appointment at County Hall, Northallerton. Please contact us to make an appointment. Copies of information can be taken, but there may be a charge.

The register includes joint deposits which have been made under both Section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980 and Section 15A(1) of the Commons Act 2006. A separate register is kept of deposits made solely under Section 15A(1) of the Commons Act 2006, which can be found on the common land and village greens registers page.

The register contains an entry for each modification application that has not reached its legal conclusion, as well as those determined since 1 January 2006. The register also shows the priority score given to each application. For more information on how applications are scored, see the  prioritisation system guidance notes (pdf / 19 KB).

 View the register as a pdf here (pdf / 968 KB) or  view the register as an excel document here (xlsx / 78 KB).

You can also view the register by appointment at County Hall, Northallerton. Please contact us to make an appointment. Copies of information can be taken, but there may be a charge. You can also view details on our online map. Adding information to the maps is an on-going process, so you may see only basic information.

You can use our online maps to search for a location, pan around and zoom in and out. Clicking on a feature on the map (such as a spot or a line) will show you information about that location.

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Key  
yellow.jpg Applications on file - applications we have received but have not yet started on.
grey.jpg Applications in progress - applications we are currently working on.
red.jpg Diversion orders to be certified - work to be carried out to make a new route usable before closure of existing route.
blue.jpg Applications resolved and closed - applications that have reached their legal conclusion.

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