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The Definitive Map and Statement

The Definitive Map and Statement is the legal record of public footpaths, bridleways, byways and restricted byways. The map illustrates the line of the path and the statement gives a brief worded description of each route.

Originally produced using the procedures outlined in the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949, the Map and Statement has been reviewed and published twice in the past 50 years. Further details of how the first Definitive Map and Statement were prepared and how it was subsequently reviewed can be found at Producing the Map and Statement.

Information on how and why the Definitive Map and Statement are updated can be found at Updating the Definitive Map and Statement.

The definitive map and statement provides evidence that a path exists and may be used in a Court of Law.  However, the fact that a path is not shown on the map and statement does not necessarily mean that 'rights' have not accrued and it may be possible that such paths may be added through a Modification Order.

In addition to altering the Map and Statement by means of Modification Orders the County Borough Council, as Surveying Authority, must continuously review it. Further details of what this entails and how it will be undertaken can be found at Updating the Definitive Map and Statement.

Where can I see a copy of the Definitive Map and Statement?


Last Updated: 24/04/2013
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