Definitive Map Modification Order (DMMO) in Much Hadham – Decision by Hertfordshire County Council

A local resident submitted a DDMO last year to have two Much Hadham farm tracks recorded as rights of way on Hertfordshire County Council’s Definitive Map.

The County Council after reviewing the evidence has decided against the application and set out its reasons for not recording the routes in a document (attached). The Applicant has the right to appeal to the Secretary State within 28 days after receipt of the decision and if the Secretary of State agrees that an order should have been made they will direct the Council to do so.

However, any objection subsequently received could face further challenge and ultimately a public enquiry.

It’s a very interesting case study and highlights the complexities of getting long used paths on to the Definitive Map.
2018_04_09_Reasons for Decision Report EH403

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