Definitive Map Modification Orders (DMMOs)
These can only be made by the surveying authority, which for Lincolnshire is the County Council. These orders record existing public rights of way which are not shown on the definitive map or delete a route from the Definitive Map which is proved not to exist. They can also record or change details of a recorded route such as its status, width or position or record limitations on the route such as gates. They are made, under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 as a result of the discovery of evidence that a correction needs to be made. Anybody can apply for a modification order provided they have evidence in support of the change. This could be in the form of historic records or statements from members of the public who have used the route regularly for many years. Applications are investigated thoroughly. Additional documents may be searched for and interviews will be carried out with users. Landowners, path users and other interested parties are also consulted. Where sufficient evidence exists the County Council has a legal duty to make an order.
The link to the register of definitive map modification order applications received by the County Council is provided at the bottom of this page.