Definitive Map Review

Parish of  Heanton Punchardon

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, regraded or deleted. A review of the Definitive Map was started in Heanton Punchardon with a public meeting in March 2007.

Suggestions to modify the Definitive Map for Heanton Punchardon are being proposed in respect of four routes: Parish consultation map (1.75MB - GIF Image); Consultation schedule image - PDF icon (63KB - pdf help)

Route 1: application for addition of footpath – Continuation of Footpath No. 1,  Braunton southwards along the flood bank in Heanton Punchardon parish, turning east to end at the Bue Wier slipway Grid ref: SS 4832 3490 – 4893 3401

Route 3: Variations in route of Footpath No. 6 – Alternative routes in use to avoid obstructed definitive line, for possible diversions (a) continuation of track from Eastacombe Lane around paddock and (b) headland around edge of arable field and through woods to footbridge across the Knowl Water, continuing ad Footpath No. 35, Braunton Grid ref: SS 5031 3568 – 5036 3574 and 5054 3582 – 5063 3608

Route 3 map image - PDF icon (312KB - pdf help)  Route 3 notice image - PDF icon (62KB - pdf help)

Maps showing existing recorded public rights of way, with the suggested changes to the Definitive Map, are also available for inspection with the Clerk to Heanton Punchardon Parish Council and during office hours (9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.) at:

  • Area North Highway Management office, Room 512, Fifth Floor, Civic Centre, Barnstaple, tel: 0845 155 1004: and
  • The Public Rights of Way Section, Devon County Council, Lucombe House, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 4QD; telephone Barnstaple (01271) or Exeter (01392) 383026

If you have any further evidence for or against any suggestions made in connection with the above routes, or any additional suggestions concerning alterations or additions to the Definitive Map for Heanton Punchardon parish, please contact:

Miss Caroline Gatrell
Public Rights of Way Officer
Devon County Council
Lucombe House
County Hall
Topsham Road
Exeter EX2 4QD

Tel: 01271/01392 383026