The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 requires the County Council to keep the Definitive Map of public rights of way under continuous review and to make modifications where it appears that routes should be added, amended, regraded or deleted. A review is currently being undertaken in the Parish of Hemyock.
The Definitive Map is the legal record of public rights of way. There are four categories:
- Footpath - a highway over which the public have a right of way on foot only
- Bridleway - a highway over which the public have a right of way on foot, horseback, leading a horse or on a bicycle
- Restricted byway – a highway over which the public have a right of way on foot, horseback, leading a horse, or with a non-mechanically propelled vehicle
- Byway open to all traffic - a highway over which the public have a right of way with all traffic but which is mainly used as a footpath or bridleway.
Suggestion 3 Conigar/Tedburrow Woods - Addition of a claimed public footpath
The Public Rights of Way Committee considered the report on Suggestion 3 on 28th February 2013 and resolved that a Modification Order be made to add a public footpath to the Definitive Map and Statement in respect of Suggestion 3 as shown on HTM/PROW/13/3
Objections to the order were received, and it is currently awaiting submission to the Planning inspectorate for determination
For more information, please contact:
Mrs Tania Weeks,
Public Rights of Way,
Devon County Council,
Exeter EX2 4QD
Telephone 01392 382833;