Public Rights of Way

Schedule 14 Applications

Schedule 14 applications are formal applications in connection with public rights of way. They are made under Schedule 14 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, with evidence to be considered for:

  • adding a route to the Definitive Map as a public right of way, if not recorded;
  • re-grading a public right of way recorded on the Definitive Map to a different status;
  • varying or amending the recorded details of a public right of way, if recorded wrongly; and
  • deleting a public right of way from the Definitive Map, if recorded in error.

As a result of provisions in the Natural Environment and Rural Communities (NERC) Act 2006, Schedule 14 applications for routes to be recorded as Byways Open to All Traffic (BOATs) made after the 20th January 2005 will generally only result in them being recorded as Restricted Byways for use on foot, horseback, bicycle and horse-drawn vehicles, but not in or on motorised vehicles.

The County Council is investigating the applications as part of its ongoing parish-by-parish review of the Definitive Map.

See Schedule 14 Applications displayed on an interactive map - If you wish to view an application, click on the route with the information tool. You may need to temporarily allow popups.