Changing public rights of way | Oxfordshire County Council

Changing public rights of way

The legal record of Public Rights of Way is called the Definitive Map and Statement (DM&S) of Public Rights of Way. It is a historically important document that records the 2,600 miles of Public Rights of Way across every parish, town and city in Oxfordshire. The DM&S has recently been updated for the fourth time since 1949. 

This section gives you more information about the legal record and the legal procedures for applying to change it.

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About the Definitive Map

Information about the Definitive Map and Statement, the legal record of public rights of way.

The Definitive Map

View the map online

View the legal records of public rights of way online here.

The Definitive Map

Modifications and diversions

How to modify the map, divert a route and a list of applications for these changes.

A public right of way

Protection against claims

Landowners may protect themselves against future claims for public rights of way and village greens

Arable Field on a farm south of Oxford
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