A guide to definitive maps and changes to public rights of way - 2008 Revision (NE112)

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This booklet gives guidance and information about definitive maps – the legal record of public rights of way – and the ways in which both those maps and individual rights of way can be changed. It is written for everyone who may have an interest, whether they are a landowner or farmer, a member of a local council, a group representing users of public rights of way or simply an interested member of the public.

In particular it explains the tests that have to be satisfied – and the procedures that have to be gone through – before a way can be said to be a public right of way or before a right of way can be created, diverted or closed.The booklet has no formal legal status but aims to provide a simple and clear explanation.This booklet applies only to England.
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