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 applications as part of its ongoing parish-by-parish review of the Definitive Map. For Definitive Map Review Policy Statements please see the Devon County Rights of Way Improvement Plan and relevant policy updates. Should you wish to make a Schedule 14 application, please contact the Public Rights of Way Team at:

Devon County Council
Lucombe House
County Hall
Toipsham Road
Exeter EX2 4QD

Tel: 0345 155 1004


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.