Definitive maps of public rights of way: change the legal records

How to make changes to the legal status of a public right of way.

Applies to England


A guide to definitive maps and changes to public rights of way - 2008 revision

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A right of way is recorded on the ‘definitive’ map and becomes a legal record of its existence at that point.

Use this guide to follow the process to create, divert or close a public right of way in England.

Published 1 January 2008