Prioritising Applications for Definitive Map Modification Orders
To manage the backlog of applications each application for a definitive map modification order and statement is processed on a “date received” basis unless it is felt that the case fulfils one or more of the criteria as listed below:
- Where there is sustained aggression, hostility and ill feeling within a community that is causing severe disruption to the life of that community, and that in processing the case early there is a strong likelihood that this will reduce.
- Where there is a significant threat to the route, likely to cause a permanent obstruction (e.g. a building, but not, for example, a locked gate or residential fencing).
- Where there is a finding of maladministration by the Local Government Ombudsman on a particular case and that in processing the case the County Council will discharge its duty to the ombudsman’s decision.
- Where legal proceedings against the County Council are instigated or are likely to be instigated and it is possible that the Authority has a liability.
- Where there is a risk to children on County Council owned property and land or where the claimed route would provide for a safer alternative route to a school, play area or other amenity for children.
- Where there is significant financial saving to the County Council (and therefore taxpayer) through the processing of an Order.
- Where a new application is received that relies on evidence of a case already received or, if the new application forms part of or is adjoining to an existing claim, the new claim will be dealt with at the same time as the older application.
- Where the route will significantly assist in achieving a Countryside and Rights of Way Improvement Plan Objective or Statement of Action.
Application Priority List
Should you wish to view the County Council’s current list of DMMO Applications, in order of their priority, please view the document under Downloads below.
The applications shaded in grey are those which are actively being worked upon and progressed.