Changes to public rights of way
Buckinghamshire's Definitive Map and statement
All public rights of way in Buckinghamshire are recorded in the Definitive Map and Statement.
Make a rights of way application
To make an application of change to the public rights of way map you will need to apply for an 'order'.
Under the Highways Act 1980, a way over land is deemed to have been dedicated as a highway where there is evidence that it has been enjoyed by the public as of right and without interruption for a full period of 20 years, unless there is sufficient evidence that there was no intention during that period to dedicate it.
Recent modification and public path orders
Register of definitive map modification order applications
Applications received or not determined by us since 31 December 2005. Applications are dealt with using our Statement of Priorities.
Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders
Anyone may apply for a temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, Section 14, affecting any public highway (whether road, footpath, cycleway, bridleway, etc) in Buckinghamshire, where a closure or restriction is in order to effect works on, within or adjoining the highway, or is necessary in the interests of public safety because of such works or other circumstances.
Rights Of Way Committee
This Committee exists to exercise the Council's functions concerning rights of way matters.
HS2 Construction: closures and diversions
Temporary rights of way route closures and diversions will start in January 2018 and last for at least 7 to 8 years.