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.

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.

Milton Keynes council, as surveying authority, is required to keep a register of Definitive Map Modification Orders. 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.

Please email completed forms to rightsofway@milton-keynes.gov.uk

 

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Last Updated: 22 July 2021