For a range of reasons it may be thought necessary or desirable to make changes to the existing rights of way network. Possible reasons include recognising public rights on previously unrecorded Public Rights of Way, requests to divert an existing Right of Way 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 may be made, in each case the change must firstly meet defined legal criteria and secondly is publicised and then 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. If the proposals are confirmed the changes will be posted on the Confirmed Definitive Map Changes page.
A copy of the notice for each order may be viewed by clicking on the relevant pdf at the right hand side of this page. If you require a copy of an Order and Plan or wish to object to advertised orders then please contact Public Rights of Way or formally lodge an objection with the Council's Legal Department.
Public Footpath Number 4, Ferry Boat Lane, Old Denaby
Two orders have been advertised to extinguish that section of public footpath on Ferry Boat Lane that crosses the railway via the stepped bridge and any public rights that may be shown to exist on the level. Network Rail propose to construct an Equality Act compliant ramped bridge to take the footpath over the railway. The existing stepped bridge will remain open to the public until construction of the new bridge is complete. The period for comment has now closed. An objection has been received to the proposals and the order will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for determination
Public Footpath Number 10 Rossington, Pennys Crossing
Two orders have has been advertised to extinguish a section of the above public footpath that crosses the East Coast Mainline in the interest of public safety and create an alternative footpath. The alternative footpath is to be created heading north from the crossing to cross the railway via a bridge and return along the opposite side of the railway to meet the footpath on the opposite side of the railway . the closing date for objections has now closed. An objection to the order has been received and the order will now be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for determination
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 junctionwith 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
Seven Yards Road Armthorpe
An order has been published which proposes the recognition of public footpath rights along 7 Yards Road in Armthorpe, from the existing public footpath between Branton and Armthorpe, following 7 Yards Road north eastwards to Great Gate Wood, at which point it turns in a north westerly direction until it meets Holme Wood Lane. The period for public objection has now closed. Five objections were received and the case has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for determination in due course by an independent inspector.
Public Footpath Number 11 Stainforth
Planning permission has been granted for a residential development at the side of the canal at Stainforth. To facilitate this development an order has been advertised which proposes to extinguish a section of public footpath between Fleet Lane and the canal. Access to the canal will be maintained along a pavement within the proposed development. The proposals will not affect the existing access to the New Inn Public House. No work has started on site and the path will remain on its existing route until the order has been confirmed. The order will be confirmed once the new access to the canal has been provided.
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To find related pages go to the Public Rights of Way Pages
- Ferry Boat Lane Old Denaby
- Download (144KB - PDF)
- Public Footpath number 2 Austerfield Diversion Order Plan
- Download (192KB - PDF)
- Seven Yards Road
- Download (30KB - DOC)
- Public Footpath Number 11, Stainforth
- Download (14KB - DOCX)
- Pennys Crossing Extinguishment plan
- Download (378KB - PDF)
- Penny's Crossing Creation Plan
- Download (638KB - PDF)