Issue details

Application for a definitive map and statement modification order to add a footpath from Coldharbour Road to Footpath 21, Chickerell

Reasons for Decisions:

     The available evidence shows, on balance, that  the claimed right of way is reasonably alleged to subsist;

     There is a conflict in evidence. The publication of the Order will provide a further opportunity for additional evidence to be submitted and considered against the legal test for confirmation;

     If the evidence shows, on balance, that the route should be recorded as a footpath, and there are no outstanding objections, the Council can itself confirm the Order without submission to the Planning Inspectorate.

Decisions on applications for 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:




Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Chickerell;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 02/12/2019

Decision due: 4 Oct 2019 by Officer Delegated Decision

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment

Lead director: Executive Director, Place

Contact: Vanessa Penny, Definitive Map Team Manager Email: