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Confirmed Definitive Map Modification Orders and Public Path Orders

Confirmed Definitive Map Modification Orders (DMMO) 

After a Definitive Map Modification Order (DMMO) is made, it is published in a local newspaper and there is a statutory objection period. If there are no objections to the Order it can be confirmed.

However, if there are objections the Order must be sent to the Secretary of State for confirmation. The Secretary of State will normally appoint an Inspector to hold a local public inquiry where the evidence can be examined in more detail. On some occasions the Inspector may decide that the matter can be dealt with by an informal hearing or by way of written representations.

The following DMMOs have been confirmed:

Definitive Map Modification Orders 2018

Definitive Map Modification Orders 2018
ReferenceParishDocuments
T537 Melbury Osmond T537 DMMO Confirmed Order
T530 Sturminster Newton T530 DMMO Confirmed Order
T535a Weymouth T535a DMMO Confirmed Order
T532 Bridport T532 DMMO Confirmed Order
T547 Charmouth  T547 DMMO Confirmed Order
P194 Castleton & Thornford Confirmed Order P143DMMO

Definitive Map Modification Orders 2017 

Definitive Map Modification Orders 2017
ReferenceParishDocuments
T403 Sixpenny Handley & Pentridge DMMO Confirmed Order Sixpenny Handley & Pentridge T403
T406 Sixpenny Handley & Pentridge DMMO Confirmed Order Sixpenny Handley & Pentridge T406
T407 Sixpenny Handley & Pentridge DMMO Confirmed Order Sixpenny Handley & Pentridge T407
T422 Wootton Fitzpaine DMMO Confirmed Order Wootton Fitzpaine T422
T531 Long Bredy T531 DMMO Confirmed Order
T475 Weymouth (Preston) T475 DMMO Confirmed Order
P143 Folke P143 DMMO Confirmed Order
T471 Stoke Abbott T471 DMMO Confirmed Order

Confirmed Public Path Orders

After a Public Path Order (PPO) is made, it is published in a local newspaper and there is a statutory objection period. If there are no objections to the Order it can be confirmed by Dorset County Council.

However, if there are objections the Order must go before the Regulatory Committee who decide whether or not Dorset County Council will proceed with the Order, as Dorset County Council is unable itself to confirm it. In this case Dorset County Council may send the Order to the Secretary of State for confirmation but it does not have to do so. If submitted to the Secretary of State, an Inspector is usually appointed to hold a local public inquiry. On some occasions the Inspector may decide that the matter can be dealt with by an informal Hearing or by way of written representations.

Before the Order is confirmed the new path must be in suitable condition for public use and any agreed works (e.g. installation of gates) must be carried out.

The following PPOs have been confirmed:

Public Path Orders 2018

Public Path Orders 2018
ReferenceParishDocuments
P146 Lyme Regis P146 PPO Confirmed Order
P168 Spetisbury P168 Confirmed Order
P143 Folke Confirmed Order P143PPO
P144 Beaminster Confirmed Order P144

Public Path Orders 2017

Public Path Orders 2017
ReferenceParishDocuments
P119 Marnhull P119 PPO Confirmed Order
P124 Frampton P124 PPO Confirmed Order
P139a Stourpaine P139a PPO Confirmed Order
P140 Broadwindsor & Thorncombe PPO Confirmed Order Broadwindsor & Thorncombe P140
P163 Swanage P163 PPO Confirmed Order
P125b Stalbridge P125b PPO Confirmed Order
P165 Holwell P165 PPO Confirmed Order
P24 Thorncombe P24 PPO Confirmed Order

Public Path Creation Agreements - Section 25, Highways Act 1980

Dorset County Council has powers to enter into an agreement with a landowner to dedicate a footpath, bridleway or restricted byway. The dedicated public right of way is recorded on the Definitive Map and Statement and becomes maintainable at the public expense.

The following public rights of way have been dedicated by agreement:

Public Path Orders 2016
ReferenceParishDocuments
P139 Stourpaine

Creation Agreement Notice P139 Stourpaine

Stourpaine Plan 1713

P158 Hurn

P158 Hurn Creation Agreement notice

Please contact the Definitive Map Team for more information about any of the above Orders.

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