Public rights of way are highways that are protected by law, which are recorded on the Definitive Map and Statement.

Changes to the Definitive Map and Statement can only be made by a legal order.

Types of order

These include:

Public Path Orders (PPO)

For example:

  • Diversion under section 119 of the Highways Act 1980, where the order is in the interest of the landowner or the public.
  • Diversion under section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, to allow for development to take place. This would normally be used where a planning permission has been granted which would require a change to the public right of way.

Definitive Map Modification Orders (DMMO)

Definitive Map Modification orders under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 may add, delete, upgrade or downgrade a right of way, or may vary the particulars of the record.

Preliminary consultations and investigations

Unless otherwise indicated, send comments to:

Investigations into the status of a claimed route from Old Lane to Taylor Lane via the burial ground, Scapegoat Hill and the status of two additional routes at Scapegoat Hill, from Old Lane to High Street via steps, and Old Lane to High Street via Vermont Close.

Meltham 26 & 79 Morrisons - new diversion proposed - Highways Act 1980, section 119

Investigation into an application to record a public bridleway between Liley Lane (B6118) and public bridleway 220 at Carr Mount, Kirkheaton

Carr Mount 201, Kirkheaton - Investigation of application to record a public footpath between Liley Lane and Carr Mount, Kirkheaton

Meltham 70, Wilshaw - Investigation into an application to modify the Definitive Map and Statement

Holmfirth 60 - Wolfstones Heights Farm, Upperthong - Investigation into the width

Town and Country Planning Act 1990, Section 257 Proposed stopping up and provision of alternative footpaths at Kenmore Drive, Kenmore View, Milton Terrace and Rooks Avenue, Cleckheaton

Town and Country Planning Act 1990, Section 257 Proposed of public footpath Batley 40 at Howley Walk, Soothill

Farnley Bank Wood 217, Farnley Tyas - Investigation of an application to record a public footpath between Kirkburton 55/10 and Woodsome Road at Farnley Tyas Bowling Club

Investigation into the status of a route between Handel Street and Deal Lane, Golcar

Formal orders

Unless otherwise indicated, send objections or representations to:

  • Legal Governance and Monitoring
  • Address Kirklees Council, 2nd Floor, High Street Buildings, Huddersfield, HD1 2ND
  • Email

Colne Valley 253 - Cellars Clough, Marsden Public Path Modification Order

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