Proposed Map Changes

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.

Seven Yards Road Armthorpe

A virtual public inquiry is to be held on 17 November 2020 to enable an Inspector from the Planning Inspectorate to determine the order to add Seven Yards Road, to the definitive map as a public footpath. 

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Public Footpath Number 6 Adwick Le Street

An order has been advertised to extinguish a section of the footpath that passes through the housing development on the site of Brodsworth Colliery. The footpath is to be replaced with a cycleway with footway alongside connecting at each end with the unaffected footpath.  The order is being made under provisions contained in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 on the grounds that it necessary for development to take place.  Two objections have been received to the proposals and the order will be submitted tothe Planning Inspectorate for determination

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 and the order has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for determination by written representation.

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.  An objection to the order has been received and the orders 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




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Last updated: 19 October 2020 17:07:40