Guidance

Definitive map orders: consistency guidelines

Information and references to resources and relevant case law to assist in the interpretation and weighing of evidence on definitive map orders.

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Definitive map orders: consistency guidelines

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This guide includes details about:

  • putting the guidelines into practice
  • case law
  • Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and the definitive map and statement
  • dedication / user evidence
  • highway records and related documents
  • inclosure awards
  • tithe maps
  • turnpikes
  • railway and canal deposited plans
  • Finance Act 1910

Please note: section 7 of the Consistency Guidelines is awaiting an update in light of the judgement in R (Andrews) v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [2015] EWCA Civ 699 (Andrews 2015) And section 4.22 of the Consistency Guidelines is to be updated in light of the judgement in Powell and Irani v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [2014] EWHC

Published 1 April 2003
Last updated 8 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. links updated the notices and decisions pages on GOV.uk
  2. Update about section 7 and section 4.22
  3. First published.