Changes to public rights of way

7/8/2020 3:26:59 PM

To make a change to the public rights of way map, you'll need to make a rights of way application.

All public rights of way in Buckinghamshire are recorded in the Definitive Map and statement.


Landowner Deposits

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.

Read about Landowner deposits.


Recent modification and public path orders

View recent 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.

View the modification order application register.


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.

View our current routes affected by temporary closure.


HS2 Construction: closures and diversions

Temporary rights of way closures and diversions will take place throughout the construction of HS2.

View HS2 closures and diversions or find out more on the HS2 website.


East West Rail: closures and diversion

Temporary rights of way closures and diversions will take place throughout the construction of EWR.

View current closures

If you have a query or need further information, call the helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or contact Network Rail online.


Traffic Prohibition Order – Byways Open to All Traffic

We have made a Traffic Prohibition Order for motor vehicles on Byway Open to All Traffic Nos. 40 and 40A Great and Little Kimble and No. 62 Ellesborough to be implemented all year round.

This Order prevents access for 4x4 vehicles and other motor vehicles, with the exception of motorcycles and quad bikes, who are in receipt of a permit.

The permits are issued by Buckinghamshire Council and are valid until August 2021. The users have to adhere to the terms and conditions listed on the Prohibition Order Permit Application Form.



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