Can the route of a public right of way be changed or a new one be added
How can I move a public footpath or bridleway?
If you want to make a permanent change you need to apply for a public path diversion order. Contact your local district or borough council. If you only need a temporary diversion to carry out work that may interfere with the use of the right of way you should contact Suffolk County Council.
How can I create a new public footpath or bridleway?
Landowners may dedicate new public rights of way across theirown land through a public path creation agreement.
Rights that are not recorded on the definitive map can be claimed if there is historic or user evidence to show that the route should be recorded as a public right of way.
Application forms & Guidance notes
How can I extinguish a public footpath or bridleway?
You can apply for a public path extinguishment order by contacting your local District or Borough Council.
I think a right of way is recorded in error on the definitive map. Should I apply for a Public Path Order?
If you think a route has been recorded in error then you can make a formal claim to Suffolk County Council for the definitive map and statement to be modified.
What is a permissive path?
A permissive path is a route that the landowner has given permission for the public to use. It does not appear on the definitive map and the landowner may remove this permission at any time.