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Section 147 Application Form

A revised application form with supporting information, Gaps, gates and stiles on a public right of way, was published on 26 March 2019.

Submissions to the Secretary of State

View Orders subject to outstanding objections which have been sent to the Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs for confirmation. Cornwall Council's Proof of Evidence (ROW-3213248) has been added for WCA 586 St Allen.

Last updated: 22 July 2019

DMMO Reports

The documentation for current Definitive Map Modification Order (DMMO) reports are now being published to the DMMO Reports pages.

The report, appendices and delegated office decision for WCA 583 'Application for a Modification Order to add a Footpath from Footpath 1 St Agnes at Wheal Friendly to unclassified road U6074 Rocky Lane, St Agnes CP' were published on 15 August 2019.

The report, appendices and delegated officer decision for WCA 623 'Application for a Modification Order to add a Bridleway from Bridleway 20 St Neot at Lower Tredinnick Wood to unclassified  road U6159 at Little Trenay, St Neot CP' were published on 22 July 2019.

The report, appendices and delegated officer decision for WCA 619 'Application for Modification Order for the Addition of Alleged Right of Way from Road B3276 to Footpath 33 St Merryn at Porthcothan Mill, St Merryn CP’ were published on 18 June 2019.

The report, appendices and delegated officer decision for WCA 541 ‘Application for a Modification Order to add a Bridleway together with the Upgrade of Footpath 25 Germoe & Footpath 76 Breage to Bridleway in Germoe CP & Breage CP’ were published on 20 March 2019.

The report, appendices and delegated officer decision for WCA 542 ‘Application for the Addition of a Bridleway together with the Upgrade of sections of Footpath 76 Breage and Footpath 36 Breage to Bridleway in Germoe CP & Breage CP' were published on 20 March 2019.

The report, appendices and delegated officer decision for WCA 572 'Application for a Modification Order to Upgrade Footpath 38 St Mewan to Bridleway together with Addition of Bridleways at Polgooth in St Mewan CP' were published on 28 January 2019.

The report, appendices and delegated officer decision for WCA 567 'Application for a Modification Order to add a Footpath from Footpath 10 to Footpath 28 and to delete parts of Footpath 10 and Footpath 28 at Crackington Haven in St Gennys CP' were published on 28 January 2019.

The report, appendices and delegated officer decision for WCA 547 'Application for a Modification Order to add a Footpath from Footpath 9 Calstock to Unclassified Road U6168 at Newton Farm in Calstock CP' were published on 28 January 2019.

Definitive Map Modification Order Application Register

On 10 July 2019 Cornwall Council received a Modification Order application for the addition of a footpath to the Definitive Map (WCA 659) near Fowey Hotel, Fowey CP and this application has been added to the Register.

On 30 April 2019 Cornwall Council received a Modification Order application for the addition of a bridleway and for the upgrade of a footpath to bridleway to the Definitive Map (WCA 654) near Carn Euny Farm, Sancreed CP and this application has been added to the Register.

On 30 April 2019 Cornwall Council received a Modification Order application for the addition of a restricted byway to the Definitive Map (WCA 656) at Venland Cottage, St Cleer and this application has been added to the Register.

On 29 April 2019 Cornwall Council received a Modification Order application for the addition of a restricted byway to the Definitive Map (WCA 655) at Roseland Cottage, Menheniot and this application has been added to the Register.

On 29 April 2019 Cornwall Council received a Modification Order application for the addition of a footpath to the Definitive Map (WCA 653) at Stanley Maggs Way, Liskeard and this application has been added to the Register.

On 26 April 2019 Cornwall Council received a Modification Order application for the addition of a restricted byway to the Definitive Map (WCA 652) at Bastard Mill, St Gennys CP and this application has been added to the Register.

On 14 February 2019 Cornwall Council received a Modification Order application for the addition of footpaths and a restricted byway to the Definitive Map (WCA 651) at Trevegean Farm, St Just CP and this application has been added to the Register.

On 17 January 2019 Cornwall Council received a Modification Order application for the addition of a restricted byway to the Definitive Map (WCA 650) at Looe Down Farm, Liskeard CP and this application has been added to the Register.

On 14 January 2019 Cornwall Council received a Modification Order application for the addition of a restricted byway to the Definitive Map (WCA 649) at Looe Mills Farm, Liskeard CP and this application has been added to the Register.

On 7 December 2018 Cornwall Council received a Modification Order application for the addition of a bridleway to the Definitive Map (WCA 648) near Whitstone, Week St Mary CP and Whitstone CP and this application has been added to the Register.

On 16 November 2018 Cornwall Council received a Modification Order application for the addition of a footpath to the Definitive Map (WCA 647) at Penknight, Lostwithiel CP and this application has been added to the Register.

Definitive Map Made Orders under Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

View Made Orders currently the subject of representations and objections by the public

Last updated: 29 August 2018

Submissions to the Secretary of State

View Orders subject to outstanding objections which have been sent to the Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs for confirmation. Cornwall Council's Statement of Case (ROW-3213248) has been added for WCA 586 St Allen.

Last updated: 17 January 2019

Public Path Order Decisions

The documentation for Public Path Order decisions are now being published to the Public Path Order Application Decisions page.

The delegated officer decision, report and appendices for HAD 235 'Application for the Proposed Diversion of Part of Footpath No. 22 in the Parish of St Agnes' was published on 07 November 2017.

Made Orders under Highways Act 1980 Town and Country Planning Act 1990

View Made Orders with active consultations

Last updated: 5 August 2019

Submissions to the Secretary of State 

Made Orders which have received objections and have subsequently been submitted to the Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs for determination.

Last updated: 22 May 2019

Confirmed Orders under Highways Act 1980 Town and Country Planning Act 1990

View Confirmed Orders which have yet to become operative since 13 July 2015

Last updated: 5 August 2019

Public Path and Definitive Map Modification Order Register

Public Path and Definitive Map Modification Orders that have become operative since 13 July 2015, and after a period of 6 weeks from the date of coming into force, will be placed in the Public Path and Definitive Map Modification Order Register page.

Last updated: 15 August 2019

Application Fee Table published on 26 June 2017.

The public register of landowner statements deposited under Section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980 and Section 15A(1) of the Commons Act 2006 is now available, Landowner Statements Register. For guidance and help please see Landowner Statements Register Help.

View Notices of Highways Statements & Declarations and Landowner Statements.

Last updated: 29 July 2019

From 17 January 2018 we have decided to adopt and implement the notation as defined in Schedule 1 of Regulation 3 of 'The Wildlife and Countryside (Definitive Maps and Statements) Regulations 1993' and added to by 'Advice Note No 22' from the Rights of Way Section of The Planning Inspectorate (with regard to the notation for restricted byway), such that:

  • Footpaths – magenta, (purple) solid line
  • Bridleways – green, solid line
  • Byways – brown, solid line
  • Restricted Byways – green, broken line