The definitive map

The Definitive Map

Footpath and bridleway marker

     Footpath and bridleway marker

The Definitive Map and Statement is a legal record of the position of each public footpath, bridleway and byway. It is conclusive proof that a public right of way exists and safeguards it even when it is not apparent on the ground.

You can view the Definitive Map at MyMK Mapping system. Simply click on 'My Maps', choose the 'public rights of way' tick box from the list on the left side of the screen, then navigate across the map to your chosen location.

Definitive Map Modification Orders (DMMOs)

The Definitive Map and Statement is constantly under review to reflect changes in the network, such as path diversions or new rights of way which have been added. Anyone can apply to modify the Definitive Map and Statement if they consider it incorrect by making a Definitive Map Modification Order (DMMO). If made and confirmed, the Definitive Map and Statement will be amended to ensure that it is a correct record of the public rights of way.

Applications can be made to the council to add, delete or revise the status of a public right of way if there is clear evidence for such a change. This procedure is open to consultation and therefore may take some time before completion. 

Before you apply to make a DMMO, please read the guidance notes. A user evidence statement also needs to be completed and returned.  

As surveying authority, MK Council is required to keep a register of Definitive Map Modification Orders:

 

Definitive Map Modification Order Applications

Register of DMMO applications received

Reference Number: MKC-D1
Parish Name: Olney
Status: Footpath
Description: Area along Western bank of River Great Ouse at Olney. Known locally as 'Doff's Field'
Status: Planning Inspectorate determination- no order made

Reference Number: MKC-D2
Parish Name: Stantonbury
Status: Footpath
Description:  Area to the West of Blue Bridge alongside former railway track
Status: Under investigation

Reference Number: MKC-D3
Parish Name: Milton Keynes Village 
Status: Footpath
Description:  Route through Oakgrove area
Status: Order confirmed

Reference Number: MKC-D4
Parish Name: Emberton 
Status: Bridleway 
Description:  Route at Petsoe Manor
Status: Order made, objections received 

Reference Number: MKC-D5
Parish Name: Emberton 
Status: Bridleway 
Description:  Route at Petsoe Manor
Status: Order made, objections received 

Reference Number: MKC-D6
Parish Name: Castlethorpe
Status: Bridleway 
Description:  Lincoln Lodge
Status: Under investigation

Reference Number: MKC-D7
Parish Name: Woburn Sands
Status: Bridleway 
Description:  Woodleys Farm
Status: Order not made

Reference Number: MKC-D8
Parish Name: West Bletchley
Status: Footpath 
Description:  Gleneagles Close, Bletchley 
Status: Order confirmed 

Reference Number: MKC-D9
Parish Name: Kents Hill & Monkston
Status: Footpath 
Description:  Eridge Green, Kents Hill
Status: Order confirmed 

Reference Number: MKC-D10
Parish Name: Woughton on the Green 
Status: Footpath 
Description:  Woughton Sports Ground
Status: Order not made

Reference Number: MKC-D11
Parish Name: Olney
Status: Footpath 
Description:  Goosey Island
Status: Under investigation

Reference Number: MKC-D12
Parish Name: Wavendon
Status: Footpath 
Description:  Former site of Wavendon Golf Course
Status: Under investigation

Reference Number: MKC-D13
Parish Name: Haversham
Status: Footpath 
Description:  Brookfield Road link to Haversham Footpath 40
Status: Under investigation

Reference Number: MKC-D14
Parish Name: Lathbury
Status: Byway open to all traffic 
Description:  Quarry Hall Farm 
Status: Under investigation

Reference Number: MKC-D15
Parish Name: West Bletchley
Status: Footpath 
Description:  Windmill Hill Drive
Status: Under investigation

Reference Number: MKC-D16
Parish Name: Astwood & Hardmead
Status: Footpath 
Description:  Route between Astwood and Bedfordshire boundary 
Status: Under investigation

Reference Number: MKC-D17
Parish Name: Bow Brickhill
Status: Footpath 
Description:  Route through Aspley woods close to Bow Brickhill 
Status: Order not made

Parks and Open Spaces

Parks and Open Spaces contact information

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