Decision details

Proposed definitive map and statement modification order to reinstate part of Footpath 22 and add a restricted byway, in the Parish of Wimborne St Giles

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Reasons for Decisions:

 The available evidence shows, on balance, that the proposed right of way B - B1 - C subsists as a through route, i.e. Footpath 22, Wimborne St Giles exists as a through route to the Cranborne parish boundary at Bowldish Pond, and should be shown on the definitive map;

 The available evidence does not, on balance, show that the proposed right of way to the north and south of Footpath 22 subsists or is reasonably alleged to subsist. 

 The evidence shows, on balance, that the route B – B1 – C should be recorded as a footpath as described. Accordingly, in the absence of objections the Council can itself confirm the Order without submission to the Planning Inspectorate.

Decisions on definitive map modification orders ensure that changes to the network of public rights of way comply with the legal requirements. 

Alternative options considered and rejected:






a)    An order be made to modify the definitive map of rights of way to record an extension of Footpath 22, Wimborne St Giles as shown B – B1 – C on Drawing 17/08/1;

b)    The section of the proposed route from A – B and from C – C1 – D – E – E1 – F as shown on Drawing 7/08/1 is not recorded on the definitive map and statement;

c)    If the Order is unopposed, or if all objections are withdrawn, it be confirmed by the Council.

Publication date: 02/12/2019

Date of decision: 17/10/2019