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 [email protected].
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 [email protected].
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 [email protected]. 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.