Claiming or changing a public right of way

1. Making changes to the Definitive Map

The Definitive Map is a statutory record of public rights of way. Anyone has a right to apply for it to be corrected if they believe there to be an error on the map or information missing.

If you would like to speak to us about making an amendment to an existing public right of way, please contact the Definitive Map Team.

Landowners can also apply to divert a public right of way.Team.

2. Claiming a new public right of way

If a path has been used by the public for 20 years or more, it may be possible to claim it as a public right of way by making an application for a Definitive Map Modification Order (DMMO).

Please contact the Definitive Map Team if you wish to find out about this.

Useful information to refer to when making a DMMO:

1. Claim Guidance for Applicants

2. Submission Notes and Checklist

Documents required to submit a DMMO application:

3. Application form and accompanying forms

Application form and accompanying forms

4. Evidence Statement Form

5. Submission Checklist

Information and documents for Landowners/Occupiers:

6. Claim Guidance for Landowners

7. Landowner Occupier Statement Form

3. Register of current applications

For details about applications currently registered with us, please see the Register of current modification order applications

If you would like further information please contact the Definitive Map Team: definitive.map@eastsussex.gov.uk or call 0345 6080 193.

Application documents: Below are copies of the applications currently registered with us.

4. List of public rights of way registered since 1995

A full list of public rights of way registered with us since 1995 can be viewed on the Section 31(6) Deposits page.