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​

Add footpath 



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  Order (ii)
Footpath 19A Highworth  Highworth  21.05.15 Mr Peter Gallagher on behalf of Ramblers Swindon & NE Wilts Group​  Add footpath 



Way to be known as Footpath WA44 Wanborough 21.06.17

Mr John & Mrs Ginny Warr
12 Burycroft     Wanborough   

Add footpath None 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 confirmed; subject to determination by Secretary of State following objections to making of order.

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