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
 Bridleway 20.38/4 St Johns Chapel Hunton (pdf / 391 KB) Notice of Making Of A Public Path Diversion Order 09 May 2019 to 21 June 2019
Restricted Byway 15.24/7 Parish of Colsterdale Notice of Dedication of a Public Footpath 04 April 2019 to 04 May 2019
 Bridleway 30.9/17 Folkton (pdf / 307 KB) Notice Of Making Of A Public Path Diversion Order 25 April 2019 to 23 May 2019
 FP and Rail Crossing 25.75/12 (part), 25.81/6 and 25.81/7, near Ivy Lea Farm, Rillington (pdf / 116 KB)  Public Path Diversion Order and Rail Crossing Diversion Order 17 April 2019 to 29 May 2019
 FP 25.81/10, 25.75/27, 25.81/34 Scampston and Rillington (pdf / 230 KB) Public Paths Diversion Order 17 April 2019 to 29 May 2019
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 Laund House Farm (pdf / 618 KB) Notice of Landowner Deposit under Highway Act 1980 Section 31(6) 26 March 2019 to 26 May 2019
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 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 Intension 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 Intension Notice to allow for essential maintenance works 27 May 2019 to 26 November 2019
 Public Footpath 35.42/4/1, Kirkby Wharfe with North Milford, Selby (pdf / 573 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure to ensure public safety during construction works to Bowlam Bank 13 May 2019 to 12 November 2019
 Public Footpath 10.120/8/1, Raskelf, Hambleton (pdf / 1022 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Intension Notice due to public safety during construction of York Solar Farm 20 May 2019 to 19 November 2019
 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 May 2019 to 5 November 2019
 Public Footpath 35.42/4/1, Kirkby Wharfe with North Milford, Selby (pdf / 573 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Intension Notice to ensure public safety during construction works to Bowlam Bank 13 May to 12 November 2019
 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 replacement of the bridge 19 April 2019 to 18 October 2019
 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 April 2019 to 23 October 2019
 Public Footpath 15.73/5/1, Knaresborough, Harrogate (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension to ensure public safety during the construction of a dwelling 17 April 2019 to 16 October 2019
 Public Footpath 15.84/6/2, Dunsforths, Harrogate (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension to ensure public safety to land movement 12 April 2019 to 11 October 2019
 Public Footpath 35.29/11/1, Fairburn, Selby (pdf / 2 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure following on from 21 Day Emergency Closure to ensure public safety during urgent works to the Aire Railway Bridge Structure  15 April 2019 to 24 September 2019
 Public Footpath 10.57/3/1, Great Ayton, Hambleton (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Tempoary Closure due to public saftey during drainage works 8 April 2019 to 7 October 2019
Public Footpath 15.53/4/1, Hampsthwaite, Harrogate 6 Month Tempoary Closure Extension to ensure public safety during installation of a new rising main 10 April 2019 to 9 October 2019
 Public Footpath 25.72/3/1, Oswaldkirk, Ryedale (pdf / 956 KB) 6 month Temporary Closure following on from the 21 Day Emergency Closure due to a dangerous bridge 8 April 2019 to 17 September 2019
Public Footpath 15.65/6/1 Killinghall, Harrogate 6 month temporary closure extension to ensure public safety during housing development 1 April 2019 to 30 September 2019
 Public Bridleway 10.44/6/1, East Tanfield, Hambleton (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure due to health and safety reasons during works to the sewage mains 1 April 2019 to 30 September 2019
 Public Footpath 10.78/1/1, Killerby, Hambleton (pdf / 994 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure to ensure public health and safety during quarrying activities 1 April 2019 to 30 September 2019
 Public Bridleway 25.60/8/1, Malton, Ryedale (pdf / 2 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure due to public saftey during construction of new access road 1 April 2019 to 30 September 2019
 Public Footpath 10.57/3/1, Great Ayton, Hambleton (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Intension Notice due to public safety during drainage works 8 April 2019 to 7 October 2019
 Public Bridleway 10.44/6/1, East Tanfield, Hambleton (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Intension Notice due to health and safety reasons during works to the sewage mains. 1 April 2019 to 30 September 2019
 Public Footpath 10.78/1/1, Killerby, Hambleton (pdf / 994 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Intension Notice to ensure public health and safety during quarrying activities. 1 April 2019 30 September 2019
 Public Footpath 35.18/6/1, Carlton, Selby (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension to ensure public safety during construction works. 17 March 2019 to 16 September 2019
 Public Bridleway 25.60-8-1, Malton, Ryedale (pdf / 2 MB) 6 Month Intention Closure due to public saftey during construction of new access road. 1 April 2019 to 30 September 2019
 Public Footpath 35.5/8/1, Barlby ,Selby (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension due to public saftey during construction works 28 February 2019 to 2 September 2019
 Public Footpaths 25.73/19/1 Pickering and 25.63/5/1, Middleton, Ryedale (pdf / 2 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension due to public safety during works to dangerous footbridges 1 March 2019 to 31 August 2019
 Public Footpath 15.54/64/1, Harrogate, Harrogate Borough (pdf / 2 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure following on from 21 day Emergency Closure due to public safety during excavation work on and close to the Public Footpath 28 February 2019 to 6 August 2019
 Public Footpath 10.140/22/1, 10.140/13/2, and 10.140/13/1, Stokesley and 10.57/12/1, Great Ayton, Hambleton (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure due to public safety during floodbank repairs 13 February 2019 to 12 August 2019
 Public Bridleway 35.68/5/1, Thorpe Willoughby, 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 February 2019 to 17 August 2019
 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 February 2019 to 17 August 2019
 Unsurfaced Unclassified Road 30.38/U7073/50, Glaisdale, Scarborough (pdf / 6 MB) 18 Month Temporary Closure following on from 21 day Emergency Closure to prevent further serious damage to the Highway 14 February 2019 to 23 July 2020
 Public Footpath 25.43/1/1, Harome, Ryedale (pdf / 955 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure due to a dangerous bridge 17 February 2019 to 16 August 2019
 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 February 2019 to 11 August 2019
 Public Footpaths 20.70/15/1 Wensley and 20.45/11/1 Middleham Richmondshire (pdf / 2 MB) 6 month Temporary Closure following on from 21 day Emergency closure due to river bank erosion and health and safety concerns 6 February 2019 to 15 July 2019
 Public Footpaths 10.140/22/1,10.140/13/2 and 10.140/13/1, Stokesley and 10.57/12/1, Great Ayton, Hambleton (pdf / 1 MB) 6 month Intention Closure Notice due to public safety during floodbank repairs. 13 February 2019 to 12 August 2019
 Public Footpaths 15.67/2/1 and 15.67/3/1 Kirby Hill (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension Due to a New Housing Development 16 January 2019 to 15 July 2019
 Public Footpath 15.140/13/2 Weeton (pdf / 706 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Due To Public Safety During Works 31 December 2018 to 09 June 2019
 Public Footpath 35.37/2/1 Hillam Selby (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Extension Due To A New Housing Development 02 January 2019 to 02 July 2019
 Public Footpath 15.53/8/1 Hampsthwaite Harrogate (pdf / 776 KB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Due To A New Housing Development 17 December 2018 to 16 June 2019
 Public Footpath 15.53/8/1 Hampsthwaite (pdf / 777 KB) 6 Month Intention Closure Notice Due To A New Housing Development 17 December 2018 to 16 June 2019
 Public Footpath 15.121/12/1 South Stainley with Cayton (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Temporary Closure Due To Public Safety During Construction Works 03 December 2018 to 02 June 2019
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