For a range of reasons it may be necessary or desirable to make changes to the existing rights of way network. These include recognising public rights on previously unrecorded paths, requests to divert an existing path to enable development or improve land management, changing the status of a route (from footpath to bridleway for instance) or, very rarely, to extinguish a right of way.

Before any changes to the rights of way network are made, in each case the change must firstly meet defined legal criteria and secondly be publicised and open to public objection. Any public objections will be heard by an Inspector from the Planning Inspectorate and he or she will then determine the outcome based on the evidence put forward.

The cases documented on this page include applications received that are going through the legal process. The changes proposed in the documents have not yet taken effect and the existing public rights still apply. 

A copy of the order and the order plan can be viewed by clicking on the relevant pdf. If you wish to object to advertised orders then please contact the Public Rights of Way Team or formally lodge an objection in writing with the Council's Legal Department.


Public Footpath Number 13 Bawtry

An order has been advertised under Section 53 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to add a public footpath from Park Road through Menagerie Wood to Tickhill Road, Bawtry.
Bawtry 13 Modification Order
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Public Bridleway Number 14 Rossington

An order has been advertised under Section 119 of the Highways Act 1980 to divert the public bridleway between the cemetery on Grange Lane and the bridge over the River Torne to the desire line that currently exists on the ground. An informal surface, 4 metres wide, will be provided.  The closing date for objections and comments has now expired.  One objection has been received and negotiations are taking place between the land owner and objector with a view to resolving.

Rossington Bridleway 14 Diversion
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Public Footpath Numbers 3 and 4 Thorne

The City of Doncaster Council has advertised an order under section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to divert part of public footpath number 3 Thorne and stop up part of public footpath number 4 Thorne to allow development to take place.

The Order has been confirmed but will not come into force until the new route is in place and certified by the City ofDoncaster Council. 
Thorne 3 and 4 Confirmed Order
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Thorne 3 and 4 Order Plan
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Public Footpath Number 22 Sprotbrough

An order has been advertised under Section 53 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to add a public footpath from  Cadeby Road to Nursery Lane, Sprotbrough. One objection was received and the order has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for determination by an independent inspector by way of a public hearing.
Nursery Lane Order Plan
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Public Footpath Number 2 Austerfield

Planning permission has been granted for the development of Bawtry Golf Club. To facilitate the development an order was advertised to divert that section of public footpath that currently runs along Low Common Lane between the junction with Cross Lane and the A614, to a path running along the west side of the development between Cross Lane and the northern end of Low Common Lane. The order has been confirmed by the Secretary of State but will not come into effect until the new route is in place. 
Austerfield 2 order plan-1
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Last updated: 09 May 2024 08:52:13

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