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
Public Path Orders (PPO)
- 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:
- Kirklees Council
- Address Public rights of way, PO Box 1720, Huddersfield, HD1 9EL
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Unless otherwise indicated, send objections or representations to:
- Legal Governance and Monitoring
- Address Kirklees Council, 2nd Floor, High Street Buildings, Huddersfield, HD1 2ND
- Email email@example.com