Rights of way public notices

See the latest order notices for diversions, definitive map modification orders and temporary closures and how to comment on a notice.

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.

Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks

This page does not show closures or restrictions to rights of way in the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks, such as 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.

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; and
  • 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; and
  • if your objection relies on evidence which has already been submitted to us, there is no need to re-submit that evidence and 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 DMMO application guidance notes. 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, such as 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

Location Description Notice dates
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Location Description Notice dates
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Location Description  Notice dates
 West bank of River Derwent at Thorganby (pdf / 809 KB) Notice of Landowner Deposit under Section 31(6) Highways Act 1980 29 March 2018 to 29 May 2018
 Bear Park Farm (pdf / 1 MB) Notice of Landowner Deposit under Section 31(6) Highways Act 1980 07 March 2018 to 07 May 2018
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Location Description Notice dates
 Public Footpath 30.23/27/1 Whitby, Scarborough (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Intention Temporary Closure Due To Public Safety To Allow For A Construction Of A Highway 17 May 2018 to 17 November 2018
 Public Footpath 30.23/27/1 Whitby, Scarborough (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Due To Public Safety To Allow For A Construction Of A Highway 17 May 2018 to 17 November 2018
 Public Footpath 15.84/6/2 Dunsforths Harrogate (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Extension Temporary Closure To Ensure Public Safety Due To Land Movement 03 May 2018 to 11 October 2018
 Public Footpath 15.84/6/2 Dunsforths Harrogate (pdf / 1 MB) 21 Day Temporary Emergency Closure To Ensure Public Safety Due To Land Movement 12 April 2018 to 2nd May 2018
 Public Footpath 15.73/5/1 Knaresborough Harrogate (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Extension Temporary Closure To Allow For The Safe Construction Of A Dwelling 12 April 2018 to 16 October 2018
 Public Footpath 30.22/2/1 West Ayton, Scarborough (pdf / 965 KB) 21 Day Temporary Emergency Closure Due To Installation Of A Foul Water Rising Main From The Development To The Public Sewer In Garth End Road 3 April 2018 to 23 April 2018
 Public Footpath 30.51/006 Staintondale Scarborough (pdf / 4 MB) 6 Month Extension Temporary Closure Due To Public Safety Due To Coastal Slippage On The Cleveland Way National Trail and England Coast Path 06 April 2018 to 16 September 2018
 Public Footpath 15.53/4/1 Hampsthwaite Harrogate (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Due To Public Safety During Installation Of A New Rising Main 09 April 2018 to 09 October 2018
 Public Footpath 15.53/4/1 Hampsthwaite, Harrogate (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Intention Temporary Closure Due To Public Safety During Installation Of A New Rising Main 09 April 2018 to 09 October 2018
 Public Footpaths 10.110/9/1, 10.110/9/2, 10.110/6/1 and 10.110/8/1 Northallerton Hambleton (pdf / 2 MB)  6 Month Extension Temporary Closure Due To Upgrade Of The Footpath To Adoptable Standards 27 April 2018 to 27 October 2018
 Public Footpath 05.39/21/1 Sutton In Craven (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Extension Temporary Closure Due To The Installation Work and Associated Danger To The Public 08 March 2018 to 19 August 2018
 Public Footpath 10.140/3/1 Stokesley Hambleton (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Extension Temporary Closure Due To The Construction Of 225 Dwellings And Associated Infrastructure And Likelihood Of Danger To The Public 5 March 2018 to 11 August 2018
 Public Footpath 15.54/114/2 Harrogate Borough (pdf / 656 KB) 6 Month Intention Temporary Closure Due To Restoration Works To The Gateway 28 February 2018 to 28 August 2018
 Public Footpath 15.54/114//2 Harrogate Borough (pdf / 655 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Due To Restoration Works To The Gateway 28 February 2018 to 28 August 2018
 Public Footpath 15.122/32/1 Spofforth with Stockeld (pdf / 938 KB) 6 Month Extension Temporary Closure due to ground erosion 12 February 2018 to 22 July 2018
 Public Footpath 25.88/7/1 Slingsby Ryedale (pdf / 721 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure due to health and safety reasons during works 28 February 2018 to 28 August 2018
 Public Footpath 25.88/7/1 Slingsby Ryedale (pdf / 721 KB) 6 Month Intention Temporary Closure due to health and safety reasons during works 28 February 2018 to 28 August 2018
 Public Footpath 10.175/10/1 Yearsley Hambleton (pdf / 264 KB) 6 Month Extension Temporary Closure due to a flood damaged culvery crossing 2 February 2018 to 2 August 2018
 Public Footpath 25.43/1/ Harome Ryedale (pdf / 955 KB) 6 Month Extension Temporary Closure due to a dangerous bridge 17 February 2018 to 17 August 2018
 Public Bridleway 35.68/5/1 Thorpe Willoughby (pdf / 2 MB) 6 Month Extension Temporary Closure due to construction of a housing development 17 February 2018 to 17 August 2018
 Public Footpath 10.83/2/1 Kirkby-in-Cleveland, Hambleton (pdf / 1002 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Order to allow re-development of the redundant farmyard to Kirkby House Farm 15 December 2017 to 18 June 2018

 Public Footpath 25.109/6/2 Kirkham Abbey, Whitwell-on-the-Hill, Ryedale (pdf / 887 KB)

6 Month Temporary Closure Order due to the crossing being considered unsafe due to the curvature of the railway line and restricted sightlines 03 January 2018 to 03 July 2018
 Public Footpath 25.53/5/2 Kirby Misperton (pdf / 995 KB) Temporary Closure Order to prevent a danger to pedestrians along the track which is the approved access for HGVs and other vehicles accessing the site 27 December 2017 to 30 June 2018
 Public Footpath 25.85/5/1 Sheriff Hutton (pdf / 987 KB) 6 Month Extension Temporary Closure for health and safety reasons due to footpath passes through a live construction site 4 December 2017 to 4 June 2018
 Public Footpath 10.23/5/2 Carlton Husthwaite (pdf / 989 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure due to bridge repair and health and safety issues 15 December 2017 to 14 June 2018
 Public Footpath 10.23/5/2 Carlton Husthwaite (pdf / 989 KB) 6 Month Intention Temporary Closure due to bridge repair and health and safety issues 15 December 2017 to 14 June 2018
 Public Footpaths 20.9/22/1, 20.9/7/2, 20.10/3/1, 20.9/17/1, 20.9/15/2 and Public Bridleways 20.10/7/1, 20.10/4/2, 20.12/8/1, 20.12/7/1, Brompton on Swale, Richmondshire (pdf / 5 MB) 6 Month Extension of Temporary Closure to safeguard the public from dangers caused by the construction sites for the upgrade of the A1 17 November 2017 to 30 April 2018
 Public Footpath 35.69/2/1 Towton, Selby (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Extension of Temporary Closure due to danger to the public because of a collapsed bridge 23 November 2017 to 18 May 2018
 Public Footpath 15.15/9/1 and Claimed Public Right Of Way In Boroughbridge Harrogate (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Extension Temporary Closure Due To Reconstruction of Roecliffe Lane As Part Of The Development Of The Former John Boddy Timber Works 14 November 2017 to 13 May 2018
 Public Footpath 20.19/1/2 Dalton On Tees (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Due To Replacement Of Bridge 28 November 2017 to 27 May 2018
 Public Footpath 20.19/1/2 Dalton On Tees (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Intention Temporary Closure Due To Replacement Of Bridge 28 November 2017 to 27 May 2018
 Public Bridleway 30.19/4/1 Eastfield, Scarborough (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Extension Temporary Closure Due To Health and Safety Conditions During Development 07 November 2017 to 05 May 2018
 Public Footpath 10.58/7/2, 10.93/5/1 Great Busby and Little Busby, Hambleton (pdf / 3 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Order Due To Bridge Demolition For Health and Safety Reasons 09th November 2017 to 8th May 2018
 Public Footpath 10.57/12/1 Great Ayton, Hambleton (pdf / 646 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Order due to the installation of a new bridge 27 October 2017 to 29 April 2018
 Public Footpaths 10.110/9/1, 10.110/9/2, 10.110/6/1, 10.110/8/1, Northallerton, Hambleton (pdf / 2 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Order due to upgrade of footpath to adoptable standards 27 October 2017 to 28 April 2018
 Public Footpath 05.22/8/1 Glusburn and Cross Hills, Craven (pdf / 1010 KB)  6 Month Temporary Closure Order due to replacement of existing 4 inch gas main 19 October 2017 to 23 April 2018
 Bridleways 30.27/1/1 Eastfield and 30.19/1/1 Scarborough (pdf / 2 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Order due to Public Rights of Way improvement works 19 October 2017 to 22 April 2018
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