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Public Rights of Way

Public Rights of Way

  • What Are Public Rights of WayA 'Public Right of Way' is a right for the public to pass over land which belongs to someone else.
  • Definitive MapThe Rutland Definitive Map (and Statement) is the legal records of all the county's public rights of way (footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and byways open to all traffic).
  • Local Access ForumLocal Access Forums (LAFs) advise decision making organisations (such as local authorities) about making improvements to public access for outdoor recreation and sustainable travel.
  • Landowner StatementsWe hold the register of deposits under s31 of the Highways Act 1980 and S15 of the Commons Act 2006.