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 (pdf / 290 KB). 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
 Bridleway No.10.47/8 Mill Lane, Exelby,Leeming and Newton (pdf / 168 KB) Notice Of Making Of A Public Path Diversion And Definitive Map And Statement Modification Order 22 September 2017 to 20 October 2017
 FP-10-47-7-Manor-House-Londonderry-Exelby-Leeming-And- Newton- Confirmed-Order (pdf / 414 KB) Notice Of Confirmation Of A Public Path Extinguishment And Definitive Map And Statement Modification Order 01 September 2017 to 13 October 2017
 FPs-10-20-4, 10-20-5, 10-116-5,10-116-6-and-10-116-8 Burneston And Pickhill, With Roxby Confrmed Order (pdf / 729 KB) Notice Of Confirmation Of A Public Path Diversion And Definitive Map And Statement Modification Order 01 September 2017 to 13 October 2017
 BW-10-4-5-A(M)-Tunnel-Bedale-Beck-Aiskew (pdf / 441 KB) Notice Of Confirmation Of A Public Path Diversion And Definitive Map And Statement Modification Order 01 September 2017 to 13 October 2017
 FP-10-42-Part-Tutin-Road-Leeming-Bar-Aiskew-Confirmed (pdf / 481 KB) Notice Of Confirmation Of A Public Path Extinguishment And Definitive Map And Statement Modification Order 01 September 2017 to 13 October 2017
 FPs-05-11-19-05-11-17-and-05-11-22-High-Hardacre-Farm-Clapham-Cum-Newby (pdf / 283 KB) Notice Of Confirmation Of A Public Path Diversion And Definitive Map And Statement Modification Order 31 August 2017 to 12 October 2017
 BW20-58-3-Scorton-Quarry (pdf / 973 KB) Notice Of Making Of A Public Path Diversion And Definitive Map And Statement Modification Order 01 September 2017 to 29 September 2017
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 Egton Estate (pdf / 1 MB) Notice of Landowner Deposit under Section 31(6) Highways Act 1980, Egton Estate near Whitby 21 September 2017 to 21 November 2017
 Scackleton Grange Farm (pdf / 1 MB) Notice of Landowner Deposit under Section 31(6) Highways Act 1980, Scackleton Grange Farm, Home Farm Wiganthorpe and The Grove Wood 20 September 2017 to 20 November 2017
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 Public Footpath 30.7/207 Eskdaleside Cum Ugglebarnby (pdf / 4 MB) 5 Day Emergency Temporary Closure due to urget material delivery 19 September 2017 to 23 September 2017
 Public Footpath 25.53/5/2 Kirby Misperton (pdf / 996 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure due to health and safety during development 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017
 Public Footpath 35.4/8/1 Barkston Ash (pdf / 782 KB) 6  Month Temporary Closure due to potential danger to the public because of a dangerous bridge 20 September 2017 to 02 March 2018
 Footpath 35.73/5 Whitley and Footpath 35.34/3 Heck, Selby (pdf / 1 MB) Temporary Closure Due To Improvement To The Land Drainage System 02 October 2017 to 02 April 2018
 Footpath 35.73/5 Whitley and Footpath 35.34/3 Heck, Selby (pdf / 1 MB) Notice of Intention to make a Temporary Closure Order due to improvement to land drainage system 14 September 2017 to 02 October 2017
 Bridleway 10.140/14 Stokesley and Bridleway 10.56/11 Great and Little Broughton (pdf / 2 MB) 21 Day Emergency Closure of Public Bridleway 10.140/14/1 Stokesley & Public Bridleway 10.56/11/1 Great & Little Broughton Hambleton Due To Required Maintenance Of Stokesley Flood Diversion Channel 30 August 2017 to 20 September 2017
 Six-month-extension-to-the-temporary-closure-of-Public-Footpaths-10-72-2-1-Hutton-Rudby-and-10-118-1-1-Potto-Hambleton (pdf / 2 MB) 6 Month Extension to the Temporary Closure Orders for Public Footpaths 10.72/2/1 Hutton Rudby and 10.118/1/1 Potto, Hambleton. This follows an emergency closure due to bridge repair which commenced on 17 August 2017 01 September 2017 to 17 February 2018
 6-month-Temporary-Closure-Order-for-Public-Footpath-10-140-3-1-Stokesley-Hambleton (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Order for Public Footpath 10.140/3/1, Stokesley, Hambleton, to enable the construction of 225 dwellings 08 September 2017 to 11 March 2018
21-Day-Emergency-Closure-of-Public-Footpath-35-20-1-20-Cawood-Selby 21 Day Emergency Closure of Public Footpath 35.20/1/20 Cawood, Selby due to dangerous bridge 24 August 2017 to 14 September 2017
 Bridleway 15.115/2 Scotton (pdf / 1 MB) Extension to Temporary Closure due to damaged bridge 03 July 2017 to 02 January 2018
 6-Month-Extension-Temporary-Closure-for-Public-Footpath-35-68-5-1- Thorpe Willoughby-Selby (pdf / 2 MB) 6 Month ExtensionTemporary Closure of Public Footpath 35.68.5.1 Thorpe Willoughby, Selby Due To Allow For Construction Of Housing Development 07 September 2017 to 17 February 2018
 6-Month-Temporary-Closure-Order-for-Public-Footpath-25-43-1-1-Harome-Ryedale (pdf / 976 KB) 6 Month ExtensionTemporary Closure of Public Footpath 25.43.1.1 Harome Ryedale Due To Dangerous Bridge 06 September 2017 to 16 February 2018
 6-Month-Temporary-Closure-Order-for-Public-Footpath-30-22-2-1-West Ayton-Scarborough (pdf / 986 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure of Public Footpath 30/22/2/1, West Ayton, Scarborough, due to the installation of a foul water rising main 28 September 2017 to 2 April 2018
 6-Month-Temporary-Intention-of-Closure-Order-for-Public-Footpath-30-22-2-1-West Ayton-Scarborough (pdf / 988 KB) 6 Month Temporary Intention of Closure of Public Footpath 30/22/2/1, West Ayton, Scarborough, due to the installation of a foul water rising main 14 September 2017 to 2 October 2017
 Public Bridleway 15.70/47/2 Kirkby Malzeard, Harrogate, Order notice (pdf / 1 MB) Temporary closure due to bridge replacement. 3 July 2017 to 2 January 2018
 Public Bridleway 15.70/47/2 Kirkby Malzeard, Harrogate Intention of closure (pdf / 434 KB) Temporary closure due to bridge replacement. 3 July 2017 to 2 January 2018

 6-month-extension-Public-Footpaths-Closure-10-37-13-1-and-10-71-6-1-Hutton-Bonville-and-Danby-Wiske-Hambleton (pdf / 1 MB)

6 Month Extension Temporary Closure extension due to bridge replacement 28 July 2017 and 7 January 2018
 Public Footpath 35.36/1/1 Hensall, Selby (pdf / 1 MB) Temporary Closure extension due to modification works on existing floodbanks 14 August 2017 to 12 February 2018
 Footpath 25.114/3 Wrelton, Ryedale (pdf / 2 MB) Temporary closure to pedestrians due to the safety of the public until the bridge is replaced. 4 July 2017 to 3 January 2018
 Public footpaths 10.6/2/2 Alne, in the district of Hambleton (between grid reference SE51806608 and SE51996611) (pdf / 777 KB) Temporary closure due to minor engineering works to prevent contaminated discharge of water. 10 July to 18 December 2017
 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 - Near Brompton on Swale, Order 2017, No.117 (pdf / 6 MB) Temporary closure of to safeguard the public from dangers caused by the construction sites for the upgrade of the A1 to motorway status. 1 April to 31 October 2017
 Bridleway 20.15/13 Colburn, Richmondshire (pdf / 2 MB) Temporary Closure due to potential danger to the public caused by construction traffic attending a development site. 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017
 Public Bridleways 15.55/19/1 and 15.13/34/3 Wood Field Mill, Bishop Thornton (pdf / 2 MB) Temporary Closure to protect the public whilst on-going repairs are carried out to the stone Bridleway bridge. 24 October 2016 to 23 October 2017
 Public Footpath 15.122/30/1 in Spofforth with Stockeld, Harrogate (pdf / 2 MB) Temporary Closure to pedestrians due to public safety concerns. 3 December 2016 to 2 December 2017
 Public Footpath 35.29/1/2 Fairburn, Selby (pdf / 818 KB) Temporary Closure to pedestrians due to Regional National Grid overhead line refurbishment and replacement of electrical apparatus. 24 April to 23 October 2017
 Public Footpath 10.150/5/1 in Thirsk - Hambleton (pdf / 2 MB) Temporary closure to pedestrians due to refurbishment of the hotel. 15 April to 14 October 2017
 Public Footpath 15.73/5/1, Knaresborough, Harrogate - Order 2016 No. 444 (pdf / 1 MB) Temporary closure to pedestrians to allow the safe construction of a dwelling. 6 April to 5 October 2017
 Public Bridleway 30.19/4/1 Eastfield - Scarborough (pdf / 1 MB) Temporary closure to ensure public safety whilst works are undertaken to the nearby development. 5 May to 6 November 2017
 Public Bridleway 10.110/10/1 Northallerton, Hambleton Order of Closure (pdf / 1 MB) Temporary closure to the public because of works. 20 May to 19 November 2017
 Public Footpath (25.109/6/2) in Whitwell on the Hill Ryedale, Order 2016 No.220 (pdf / 2 MB) Temporary closure due to potential danger to the public. 17 May to 16 November 2017
 Public Footpath 25.85/5/1 Sheriff Hutton (pdf / 1012 KB) Temporary closure due to potential danger to the public where the path passes through a construction site  5 June to 4 December 2017
 Public Footpath 35.69/2/1 Towton Selby (pdf / 1 MB) Temporary Closure due to potential danger to the public due to a collapsed bridge 27 May to 26 November 2017
 Public Footpaths 10.58/7/2 and 10.93/5/1 In Great Busby And Little Busby (pdf / 3 MB) Temporary Closure due to demolition of a bridge. 9 May 2017 to 8 November 2017 9 May to 8 November 2017
 Public Footpath 15.84/6/2 Dunsforths (pdf / 1 MB) Temporary Closure Of Public Footpath 15.84/6/2 due to land movement  24 May to 2 November 2017
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