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
 Footpath No. 15.75/20 Mossie Mire, Laverton (pdf / 146 KB) Notice of Making a Public Path Diversion Order 16 November 2017 to 14 December 2017
 Bridleways 20.58/3 and 20.58/11 and Footpath 20.58/12, Scorton Quarry (pdf / 988 KB) Notice Of Confirmation Of A Public Path Diversion And Definitive Map And Statement Modification Order 27 October 2017 to 08 December 2017
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 Scrafton Moor Partnership (pdf / 1 MB) Notice of Landowner Deposit under Section 31(6) Highways Act 1980 15 November 2017 to 15 January 2018
 Scrafton Estate (pdf / 1 MB) Notice of Landowner Deposit under Section 31(6) Highways Act 1980 15 November 2017 to 15 January 2018
 Coverham Abbey Estate (pdf / 2 MB) Notice of Landowner Deposit under Section 31(6) Highways Act 1980 15 November 2017 to 15 January 2018
 Land at Rose Farm (pdf / 1 MB) Notice of Landowner Deposit under Section 31(6) Highways Act 1980 Land at Rose Farm 20 October 2017 to 20 December 2017
 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 25.97/5, Thornton-le-Dale, Ryedale (pdf / 5 MB) 21 Day Emergency Temporary Closure, due to works to excavate an LV power cable that is being replaced 15 November 2017 to 05 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, 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 15.9/65/1 Bewerley, Harrogate (pdf / 1 MB) Temporary Closure Order due to replacement of a footbridge 30 November 2017 to 03 May 2018
 Public Footpath 15.9/65/1 Bewerley, Harrogate (pdf / 1 MB) Notice of Intention to make a Temporary Closure Order due to replacement of a footbridge 16 November 2017 to 04 December 2017
 Public Footpath 25.85/20/2 Sheriff Hutton (pdf / 906 KB) Temporary Closure Due To Excavations To The Side Of The Footpath And Pole Transformer Erection To Supply New Housing Development 27 November 2017 to 01 December 2017
 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 15.54/1/1 Harrogate Borough (pdf / 2 MB) 21 Day Emergency Temporary Closure Due To Reasons Connected To Public Safety 07 November 2017 to 27 November 2017
 Public Footpath 25.85/20/2 Sheriff Hutton Ryedale (pdf / 906 KB) Temporary Closure Due To Excavations To The Side Of The Footpath and Pole/Transformer Erection To Supply New Housing Development 13 November 2017 to 17 November 2017
 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 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 21 Day Emergency Closure Due To Danger Causes By Construction Sites To Upgrade The Nearby A1 To Motorway Status  31 October 2017 to 20 November 2017
 Public Bridleway 15.73.5.1 Knaresborough (pdf / 1 MB) 6 Month Extension Temporary Closure Due To Allow The Safe Construction Of A Dwelling 7 November 2017 to 16 April 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
 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
 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
 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
 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 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 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 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 25.85/5/1 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
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