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Public rights of way

Public rights of way - your responsibilities

Your responsibilities when using public rights of way, what to expect and how to stay safe.

Request a change to a right of way's legal record

Advice and contacts.

Request a temporary closure

Advice, timescales and costs.

Report an obstruction or defect in a right of way

Online reporting system.

Request a new gate to be installed in a right of way on your land

Application form and guidance.

Take action to prevent a public right of way or a village green or common coming into existence

Advice for landowners.

Request a change to a public path

Advice and contacts.

Register of applications to the rights of way legal record

Search the register.

Register of landowner statements and highways statements and declarations

Landowner deposits under Section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980 and Section 15A of the Commons Act 2006.