Section 53(5) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 enables any person to apply for an order to modify the public rights of way definitive map and statement.
Walsall Council is required by law to keep a register of these applications, in both electronic and paper form. The register must be available for inspection by the public on this website, and in paper form at the First Stop Shop during opening times.
The register must contain the following details for each application:
- a copy of the application together with a map if supplied
- a description of the purpose of the application
- a description of the location, including:
- an Ordnance Survey six-figure grid reference for each end of the proposed right of way
- the address of any property, including its postcode, on which the proposed public right of way lies
- the names of the main cities, towns and villages nearest to the proposed public right of way
- the ward or district in which the proposed right of way lies
- the name of the applicant, and the date the application was received
- the contact details of the officer at the council who is dealing with the application, and any unique reference number allocated to the application
- any date set by the Council to determine whether or not to accept the application, and the date this was decided
- whether or not the order was confirmed or, if the application was refused, the outcome of any appeal against that decision
Contact the Public Rights of Way team if you require further information about this procedure, for example the evidence which is required. User evidence forms can be provided to act as a guide for anyone wishing to make an application.
A register of applications can be viewed below, which is updated within 28 days of receipt of an application.