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Definitive map and statement


We have a duty to maintain and publish a Definitive Map and Statement for North East Lincolnshire.

The Definitive Map records the position and status of Public Rights of Way while the Definitive Statement describes each Public Right of Way shown on the Definitive Map.

The Definitive Map and Statement are conclusive evidence for the Public Rights of Way it shows. However, there may be other paths with public rights that are not shown.

To request to view the Definitive Map email prow@nelincs.gov.uk.

Changes to the Definitive Map

Public Rights of Way on the Definitive Map can be changed, deleted and added but the correct legal procedures must be followed. Other changes include:

  • recording paths on the map where it can be shown that the route has acquired public rights
  • the dedication of new routes
  • emergency path closures

Anyone can apply to the council to make an order to change the Definitive Map and Statement if they believe the map is incorrect. These are called Definitive Map Modification Orders and can be made if evidence is found to show that a route:

  • that should be shown is not
  • that is shown should not be on the Definitive Map
  • is shown as having the wrong status (for example shown as a footpath instead of bridleway)
  • is shown on the wrong line
  • should be more precisely defined (for example have its width recorded)

This evidence may be historical (for example old maps, title plans, Enclosure Awards) and/or user evidence, where the public have been using the route uninterrupted for more than 20 years.

The Register of Definitive Map Modification Orders provides information on these types of applications. If you would like to apply for a Definitive Map Modification Order, please email prow@nelincs.gov.uk.

Register of definitive map modification orders

The Definitive Map Modification Orders are listed below. If you need further information on how to claim a public right of way email prow@nelincs.gov.uk. The register is also available to view in hard copy format by appointment only.

This site is for information only and its content should not be relied upon for any other purpose. North East Lincolnshire Council does not accept any liability arising from use of this information.

Application reference: DMMO7

Parish: Grimsby

Location: Vicarage Gardens / Compton Drive Bargate

OS Grid reference: TA 264,088 to TA 262, 088

Address(es) of any property on which claimed route lies: N/A

Principal town or village: Grimsby

Electoral division: Park

Effect of application: Claimed Footpath

Applicants name and address (If an organisation): N/A

Date application received: 18/03/2008

Date for certification: 14 March 2008

Date set for determination: N/A

Directions to determine application by secretary of state within a specified period: N/A

Date application determined: N/A

Authority’s decision: N/A

If order made, was It confirmed (with or without modifications)?: N/A

If application refused details of any appeal: N/A

Application Details: DMMO7 Application details (PDF, 518KB)

Map: DMMO7 Map (PDF, 1MB)

Application reference: DMMO8

Parish: Grimsby

Location: Macaulay Lane to Newhaven Terrace

OS Grid reference: TA 257, 097 to TA 257, 100

Address(es) of any property on which claimed route lies: N/A

Principal town or village: Grimsby

Electoral division: West Marsh

Effect of application: Claimed Footpath

Applicants name and address (If an organisation): Littlecoates Allotment Association

Date application received: Informal 18 August 1998, Formal 17 April 2008

Date for certification: N/A

Date set for determination: N/A

Directions to determine application by secretary of state within a specified period: N/A

Date application determined: 16/01/2004

Authority’s decision: To add a public footpath to the Definitive Map and Statement

If order made, was it confirmed (with or without modifications)?: N/A

If application refused details of any appeal: N/A

Application Details: DMMO8 Application details (PDF, 307KB)

Map: DMMO8 Map (PDF, 282KB)

Application reference: DMMO10

Parish: Laceby

Location: Butt Lane to Public Footpath 110

OS Grid reference: TA 213070 to TA 215, 071

Address(es) of any property on which claimed route lies: N/A

Principal town or village: Laceby

Electoral division: Park

Effect of application: Claimed Footpath

Applicants name and address (If an organisation): N/A

Date application received: 18 March 2008

Date for certification: 14 March 2008

Date set for determination: N/A

Directions to determine application by secretary of state within a specified period: N/A

Date application determined: N/A

Authority’s decision: N/A

If order made, was It confirmed (with or without modifications)?: N/A

If application refused details of any appeal: N/A

Application Details: DMMO10 Application details (PDF, 527KB)

Map: DMMO10 Map (PDF, 844KB)

Application reference: DMMO11

Parish: Great Coates

Location: Cormorant Drive to to Great Coates Road

OS Grid reference: TA 2327 to TA 215, 234097

Address(es) of any property on which claimed route lies: N/A

Principal town or village: Great Coates

Electoral division: Freshney

Effect of application: Claimed Footpath

Applicants name and address (If an organisation): N/A

Date application received: 22 December 2017

Date for certification: N/A

Date set for determination: N/A

Directions to determine application by secretary of state within a specified period: N/A

Date application determined: N/A

Authority’s decision: N/A

If order made, was It confirmed (with or without modifications)?: N/A

If application refused details of any appeal: N/A

Map: DMMO11 Map (PDF, 493KB)


Related websites

National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act

Wildlife and Countryside Act

Contact details

Public Rights Of Way, New Oxford House, 2 George Street, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HB

Email: prow@nelincs.gov.uk

Telephone: 01472 324500