The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (external website) requires the council to keep a register of all applications for a Definitive Map Modification Order (DMMO). This register must be made available to the public.
The Definitive Map and Statement is the official record of footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and byways open to all traffic. A DMMO is the method by which Definitive Map and Statement can be changed, where it is believed that there is an error or omission.
A DMMO cannot create access rights that do not currently exist, remove rights that do exist, or divert paths onto a preferred route. It is only concerned with modifying the Definitive Map to show the rights that legally exist.
This register contains details of each DMMO including it’s location, position in the application process and what any modification could entail, if successful. It will be updated as and when new applications are received or progress is made on those already on the register.