Issue 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

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:




Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Cranborne and Alderholt;

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

Decision due: 17 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: