Register of claimed rights of way
Pursuant to S.53 (5) wildlife and countryside act 1981
Swindon Borough Council, as the highway authority, has a duty to maintain and to make available for public inspection, a register of applications made under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to add, remove, upgrade, downgrade or realign a public right of way from the Definitive Map and Statement. Such changes to the Definitive Map and Statement can only be made by Definitive Map Modification Orders (DMMO's) in accordance with prescribed legal processes.
|Ref.||Parish(es)||Date of application||Applicant details||Modification applied for||
Order and date confirmed
|Footpath 78 Wroughton||Wroughton||27.10.02||L and Y Shortbridge||Add footpath||
|Footpath 75 Wroughton||Wroughton||17.11.03||
Mr P.R.D Mackinlay
|Kingsdown Lane||Blunsdon St Andrew/Stratton St Margaret||13.06.05||
Mr C Spires on behalf of The Trail Riders' Fellowship
|Upgrade to byway open to all traffic||
|Footpath 14 Swindon||Swindon (un-parished area)||12.03.11||Mrs J Lewis on behalf of Friends of Kembrey Grass||Add footpath||
|Footpath 30 Haydon Wick||Haydon Wick||02.03.15||Mrs Marilyn Beale on behalf of Seven Fields Conservation Group||Add footpath||(ii)|
|Footpath 19A Highworth||Highworth||21.05.15||Mr Peter Gallagher on behalf of Ramblers Swindon & NE Wilts Group||Add footpath||
(i) Application made for upgrade to BOAT on the grounds that the RoW had been wrongly recorded as Footpath, as historical evidence showed that Kingsdown Lane had been a road.
Subsequent investigation of claim showed that it appeared on historical maps as a road, but that all the map evidence predated the internal combustion engine, and there was no proof that Kingsdown Lane had ever been a road intended for use by mechanically-propelled vehicles. The conclusion was that it had only ever been mapped as a cart road, and that it should be upgraded to a Restricted Byway.
(ii) Order not yet made; subject to determination following appeal to Secretary of State against Council’s decision to refuse application.