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
 Public Footpath 15.130/25 (Part) Wilks House Thornthwaite With Padside (pdf / 518 KB) Notice Of Making Of A Public Path Diversion Order 11 November 2019 to 12 December 2019
 Public Footpath 15.11/31 Haystacks Nidd House Farm Nidd Lane Birstwith  (pdf / 713 KB) Notice Of Making Of A Public Path Diversion Order 17 October 2019 to 14 November 2019
 Public Footpath 10.164/13 (part) Applegarth Farm, Welbury (pdf / 1 MB) Notice Of Making Of A Public Path Diversion and Definitive Map and Statement Modification Order 18 October 2019 to 15 November 2019
 Public Footpath15.11/31 Haystacks, Nidd Lane, Birstwith (pdf / 464 KB) Notice Of Confirmation of a Public Footpath Diversion Order 18 November 2019 to 02 January 2020
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Location Description Notice dates
 Public Footpath 05.39/59 From Strikes Lane To Ravenstones, Sutton In Craven (pdf / 121 KB) Notice Of Confirmation Of A Definitive Map Modification Order 07 November 2019 to 19 December 2019
 Restricted Byway 15.50/24 Billy Lane Timble (pdf / 106 KB) Notice Of Confirmation Of A Definitive Map Modification Order 17 October 2019 to 28 November 2019
 Public Bridleway 15.10/9 Mosscarr Lane To County Boundary Bickerton Harrogate (pdf / 164 KB) Notice Of Confirmation Of A Definitive Map Modification Order 10 October 2019 to 21 November 2019
 Public Bridleway 10.75/020 (part) Westwood Farm, Ingleby Greenhow (pdf / 855 KB) Notice Of Confirmation Of A Public Path Diversion and Definitive Map and Statement Modification Order 25 October 2019 to 06 December 2019
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Location Description  Notice Dates
 Coverham Abbey Estate (pdf / 2 MB) Notice of landowner deposit under Section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980 01 October 2019 to 01 December 2019 
 NYCC King James School (pdf / 2 MB) Notice of landowner deposit under Section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980 and Section 15A (1) of the Commons Act 2006 30 September 2019 to 30 November 2019
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Location Description Notice dates
 Public Footpath 15.112/18/1 and 15.112/19/1, Ripon, Harrogate (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure to ensure public safety during construction and drainage works 25 November 2019 to 24 May 2020
 Public Footpath 15.26/6/1, Copgrove, Harrogate (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure due to unsafe bridge structure 26 November 2019 to 4 May 2020
 Public Bridleways 10.77/5/1 Kilburn High and Low and 10.147/12/1, Thirkleby High and Low with Osgodby, Hambleton (pdf / 1 MB) 21 day Emergency Closure due to dangerous bridge and repair works 19 November 2019 to 9 December 2019
 Public Footpath 15.15/11/1, Boroughbridge, Harrogate (pdf / 837 KB) 5 Day Temporary Closure due to public safety during excavation works to the electricity cable 19 November 2019 to 23 November 2019
 Public Footpath 15.51/4/1 and a Claimed Right of Way, Green Hammerton, Harrogate (pdf / 1 MB) 21 Day Emergency Closure due to health and safety concerns during sewage layout works 18 November 2019 to 8 December 2019
 Public Footpaths 10.150/1/1 and 10.150/2/1, Thirsk, Hambleton (pdf / 1 MB) 5 Day Temporary Closure due to public safety during excavation & cabling works 19 November 2019 to 23 November 2019
 Public Footpath 15.65/5/1, Killinghall. Harrogate (pdf / 674 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure due to public safety during building work. 21 November 2019 to 20 May 2020
 Public Footpath 15.26/6/1, Copgrove, Harrogate (pdf / 1 MB) 21 Day Emergency Closure due to an unsafe bridge structure 5 November 2019 to 25 November 2019
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Road U586/1/90, Darncombe Cum Langdale End, Scarborough (pdf / 5 MB) 18 Month Temporary Closure to prevent damage to the UUR and to allow for repairs to be undertaken 12 November 2019 and 21 April 2021
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Road U3316/2/70, Stainburn, Harrogate (pdf / 1 MB) 18 Month Temporary Closure to prevent further damage to the UUR and to allow for repairs to be undertaken 12 November 2019 to 21 April 2021
 Public Footpaths 15.112/18/1 and 15.112/19/1, Ripon, Harrogate (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Intention Notice to ensure public safety during construction and drainage works 25 November 2019 to 24 May 2020
 Public Footpath 35.42/4/1, Kirkby Wharfe with North Milford, Selby (pdf / 571 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension to allow sewn grass to establish following construction works on Bowlam Bank 13 November 2019 to 12 May 2020
 Public Footpath 15.89/8/1, Masham, Harrogate (pdf / 673 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure to ensure public safety during building works 15 November 2019 to 14 May 2020
 Public Footpath 10.110/20/1, (New Row), Northallerton (pdf / 879 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure due to public safety during re-development work. 04 November 2019 to 03 May 2020
 Public Bridleway 30.19/4/1, Eastfield, Scarborough (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension due to health and safety concerns during development 6 November 2019 to 5 May 2020
 Public Footpath 15.89/8/1, Masham, Harrogate (pdf / 674 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Intention Notice to ensure public safety during building works 15 November 2019 to 14 May 2020
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Road U7081/9/70, Newton Mulgrave, Scarborough (pdf / 6 MB) 18 Month Temporary Closure to allow for surface maintenance works to be carried out 21 October 2019 and 20 April 2021
 Public Footpath 15.122/30/1, Spofforth with Stockheld, Harrogate (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension due to damage to the structure of the footbridge over Crimple Beck and health and safety concerns 24 October 2019 to 23 April 2020
 Public Footpath 15.54/68/1, Harrogate (pdf / 2 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure due to Public Safety during Housing Development 21 October 2019 to 20 April 2020
 Public Footpath 10.110/7/1, Northallerton, Hambleton (pdf / 886 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension due to health and safety reasons and to allow for the replacement of the bridge 19 October 2019 to 18 April 2020
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Road U7081/9/70, Newton Mulgrave, Scarborough (pdf / 6 MB) 18 Month Temporary Closure to allow for surface maintenance works to be carried out 21 October 2019 to 20 April 2021
 Public Footpath 30.31/096, Danby, Scarborough (pdf / 506 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure due to danger to the public from a collapsing culvert and deep holes 29 August 2019 to 28 February 2020
 Public Footpath 10.78/1/1, Killerby, Hambleton (pdf / 1016 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension to ensure health and safety during quarrying activities 1 October 2019 to 31 March 2020
 Public Footpath 05.36/20/2, Settle, Craven (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure due to health and safety during plant and machinery deliveries to the site 1 October 2019 to 31 March 2020
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Roads U7069/9/20, U7069/9/40, U7069/9/60, U7071/9/30 and U7071/9/70 Brompton by Sawdon, Scarborough (pdf / 1 MB) 18 Month Temporary Closure extension to allow for essential repair works 27 September 2019 to 5 March 2021
 Public Footpath 15.65/6/1, Killinghall. Harrogate (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure extension due to public safety during construction works 1 October 2019 to 31 March 2020
 Public Bridleway 25.60/8/1, Malton, Ryedale (pdf / 2 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure extension due to public safety during construction works 1 October 2019 to 31 March 2020
 Public Footpath 35.29/11/1, Fairburn, Selby (pdf / 2 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension due to public safety during urgent works to the Aire Railway Bridge. 25 September 2019 to 24 March 2020 
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Roads U1873/1/50 and U1873/1/90, Whorlton, Hambleton (pdf / 6 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension due to a dangerous culvert and essential repair works 20 September 2019 to 29 February 2020
 Public Footpath 05.36/20/2, Settle, Craven (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Intention Notice due to health and safety during plant and machinery deliveries to the site 1 October 2019 to 31 March 2020
 Public Bridleway 25.72/3/1, Oswaldkirk, Ryedale (pdf / 958 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension due to a dangerous bridge 18 September 2019 to 17 March 2020
 Public Footpaths 30.20/7/1 and 30.20/6/1, Seamer, Scarborough (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure due to public safety during on-site infrastructure works 2 September 2019 to 1 March 2020
 Public Footpaths 10.72/2/1 Hutton Rudby and 10.118/1/1 Potto, Hambleton (pdf / 2 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure due to bridge repairs 18 August 2019 to 17 February 2020
 Public Footpath 20.34/4/1, Harmby, Richmondshire (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension to ensure public safety due to serious flood damage to the footpath 22 August 2019 to 31 January 2020
 Public Bridleway 35.68/5/1, Thorpe Willloughby, Selby (pdf / 2 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension due to health and safety reasons in connection with the construction of a housing development 18 August 2019 to 17 February 2020
 Public Footpaths 30.20/7/1 and 30.20/6/1, Seamer, Scarborough (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Intention Notice due to public safety during on-site infrastructure works 2 September 2019 to 1 March 2020
 Public Footpath 25.43/1/1 Harome, Ryedale (pdf / 954 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension due to a dangerous bridge 17 August 2019 to 16 February 2020
 Public Footpaths 10.140/22/1, 10.140/13/2, 10.140/13/1 Stokesley and 10.57/12/1, Great Ayton (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension to ensure public safety during flood bank repairs 13 August 2019 to 12 February 2020
 Public Footpath 10.140/3/1 Stokesley, Hambleton (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension due to public safety during construction of 225 dwellings and associated infrastructure 12 August 2019 to 11 February 2020
 Public Footpath 10.24/2/1 Carlton Miniott, Hambleton (pdf / 846 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension due to a fallen tree 26 July 2019 to 4 January 2020
 Public Footpath 20.70/15/1 Wensley and 20.45/11/1 Middleham, Richmondshire (pdf / 2 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension due to river bank erosion and health and safety concerns 16 July 2019 to 15 January 2020
 Public Footpaths 15.67/2/1 and 15.67/3/1, Kirby Hill, Harrogate (pdf / 1019 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension to ensure public safety during new housing development. 16 July 2019 to 15 January 2020
 Public Bridleway 15.81/3/1, Little Timble, Harrogate (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Notice due to Public Safety during tree felling works. 15 July 2019 to 14 January 2020
 Public Footpath 15.77/13/2, Lindley, Harrogate (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure due to public safety during upgrade works to the spillway at Lindley Wood Reservoir. 7 July 2019 to 6 January 2020
 Public Footpath 15.81/3/1, Little Timble, Harrogate (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Intention Notice due to Public Safety during tree felling works. 15 July 2019 to 14 January 2020
 Public Footpath 15.77/13/2,Lindley,Harrogate  (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Intention Notice due to Public Saftey during upgrade works to the spillway at Lindley Wood Reservoir. 7 July 2019 to 6 January 2020 
 Public Footpath 15.140/13/2, Weeton, Harrogate (pdf / 723 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension due to public safety during works 10 June 2019 to 9 December 2019
 Public Footpath 15.53/8/1, Hampsthwaite, Harrogate (pdf / 772 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension to ensure public safety during new housing development. 13 June 2019 to 16 December 2019
 Public Footpath 15.15/9/1, Boroughbridge, Harrogate (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure to ensure public safety during installation of a new sewer from the local development, providing a connection to the public sewer network 3 June 2019 to 2 December 2019
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Roads 20.43/U1071/70 and 20.43/U1071/30, Marske, Richmondshire (pdf / 2 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure to allow for essential maintenance works 27 May 2019 to 26 November 2019
 Public Footpath 10.120/8/1, Raskelf, Hambleton (pdf / 1022 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure due to public safety during construction of York Solar Farm 20 May 2019 to 19 November 2019
 Public Footpath 15.15/9/1, Boroughbridge, Harrogate (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Intention Notice to ensure public safety during installation of a new sewer from the local development, providing a connection to the public sewer network 3 June 2019 to 2 December 2019
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Roads 20.43/U1071/70 and 20.43/U1071/30, Marske, Richmondshire (pdf / 2 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Intention Notice to allow for essential maintenance works 27 May 2019 to 26 November 2019
 Public Footpath 10.120/8/1, Raskelf, Hambleton (pdf / 1022 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Intention Notice due to public safety during construction of York Solar Farm 20 May 2019 to 19 November 2019
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