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Rights of way

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All the guidance and information you need to make or take part in a rights of way order.

Rights of way are minor public highways that exist for the benefit of the community at large, in much the same way as the public road network does. They are the most widely recognised opportunity for the public to enjoy the Welsh countryside.

The Planning Inspectorate deals with opposed Orders which are seeking to either:

  • create, divert or extinguish rights of way,
  • modify the definitive map and statement for an area.

We also deal with unopposed orders which require modification in some way.

Advice Notes

Rights of Way Advice Notes are produced by the Rights of Way team in England and are currently unavailable in the Welsh language. Please contact our Cardiff office on 029 20823866 or for further information.