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Current Definitive Map Modification Orders and Public Path Orders

The following Definitive Map Modification Orders (DMMOs) and Public Path Orders (PPOs) have recently been published:

Notice of Confirmation of a Public Path Diversion and Definitive Map and Statement Modification Order

Highways Act 1980 & Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 - Dorset Council (Part of Footpath 34, Corfe Castle at Corfe Castle Primary School) Public Path Diversion Order 2020

On 9 October 2020 Dorset Council confirmed the above named order made under Section 119 of the Highways Act 1980 as unopposed and the Council has certified that work has been carried out to bring the site of the new highway mentioned in article 3 of the order into a fit condition for use by the public.

The effect of the order as confirmed is to divert part of Footpath 34, Corfe Castle as shown on the order map as follows:-

From the existing path: The full width of the Footpath, from its junction with Footpath 19, south west of Corfe Castle Primary School at SY 96248181, east to SY 96258181, then generally east across the access drive to Corfe Castle Primary School and through the car park and garden of The Castle Inn to SY 96308181. Continue south east, passing through the school playing fields and across a fenced hard court, to SY 96338178 then south east to rejoin the unaffected part of Footpath 34, at its junction with Footpath 35, at SY 96348176.

To the new path: From its junction with Footpath 19, south east of Corfe Castle Primary School at SY 96338184, south south east along a grass surfaced path, passing through the school playing fields and along the eastern side of a fenced hard court to rejoin the unaffected part of Footpath 34, at its junction with Footpath 35, at SY 96348176. The width of this part of Footpath 34 is 2 metres.

A copy of the order as confirmed and the order map are available on our website and can be viewed at County Hall by prior appointment only, due to the current Covid-19 situation. To enquire about viewing a copy of the order or for further information, please contact us by emailing definitivemapteam@dorsetcouncil.gov.ukor telephone 01305 224463.

The order comes into force on 16 October 2020 but if any person aggrieved by the order wants to question its validity, or that of any provision contained in it, on the ground that it is not within the powers of the Highways Act 1980, as amended, or on the ground that any requirement of the Act, as amended, or of any regulation made under the Act has not been complied with in relation to the order, he or she may, under paragraph 2 of Schedule 2 to the Act as applied by paragraph 5 of Schedule 6 to the Act, within six weeks from 22 October 2020, make an application to the High Court.

Dated: 22 October 2020                                                                                Jonathan Mair, Monitoring Officer

Copy of Order: P157 Confirmed Order

Notice of Making a Public Path Diversion and Definitive Map and Statement Modification Order

Town and Country Planning Act 1990, Section 257 & Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, Section 53A(2) - Dorset Council (Part of Footpath 69, Swanage at Sydenham Road) Public Path Diversion Order 2020

The above order was made on 6 November 2020, under section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and section 53A(2) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

The effect of the order will be to divert part of the public Footpath 69, Swanage as shown on the order map as follows:  

From the current route: That length and the whole width of Footpath 69, Swanage, running from SZ 01219 78621, in a south-westerly direction for 17 metres to SZ 01202 78620.

To a new route: A length of public footpath at a width of 2 metres and a compacted stone surface running from SZ 01219 78621, in a south-south-westerly direction for 9 metres to SZ 01215 78613, then continuing in a north-westerly direction for 15 metres to SZ 01202 78620.

A copy of the order as made and the order map are available on our website and can be viewed at County Hall by prior appointment only, due to the current Covid-19 situation. To enquire about viewing a copy of the order or for further information, please contact us by emailing definitivemapteam@dorsetcouncil.gov.ukor telephone 01305 224463.

Any representations about or objections to the order may be sent in writing to Vanessa Penny, Definitive Map Team Manager, Spatial Planning, Dorset Council, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ (Ref: RW/P216), or via email to definitivemapteam@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk not later than 18 December 2020. Please state the grounds on which they are made. Any letters received will be made available for public inspection.

If no such representations or objections are duly made, or if any so made are withdrawn, Dorset Council may itself confirm the order as an unopposed order.  If the order is sent to the Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for confirmation any representations and objections which have not been withdrawn will be sent with the order.

Dated: 19 November 2020                                                                                Jonathan Mair, Monitoring Officer

Copy of Order: P216 Sealed Order

Notice of Making a Public Path Diversion and Definitive Map and Statement Modification Order

Highways Act 1980 & Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 - Dorset Council (Footpath 51, Dorchester and Footpath 6, Winterborne Monkton) Public Path Diversion Order 2020

The above order, made on 25 September 2020 under section 119 of the Highways Act 1980, will divert Footpath 51, Dorchester and Footpath 6, Winterborne Monkton as shown on the order map as follows:-

From the existing paths:

Footpath 51, Dorchester: From Ladock Terrace at SY 67159019, south west across Middle Farm Way (B3150) to a grass bank and then west and north west to the A35 Dorchester bypass at its junction with Footpath 6, Winterborne Monkton at the Winterborne Monkton parish boundary at SY 67029020. Width: The width of Footpath 51 is 1.8 metres.

Footpath 6, Winterborne Monkton: The full width of the Footpath from the Dorchester town boundary, on the A35 Dorchester bypass at its junction with Footpath 51, Dorchester at SY 67029020, west north west across the A35 to SY 66999020 and continuing generally south west across a field to its junction with Martinstown Road (C53) at SY 66479003.

To the new paths:

Footpath 51, Dorchester: From its junction with Middle Farm Way (B3150) at SY 67279014, west and south west along a tarmac surfaced business park access road to SY 67259013, then south east to SY 67329004 and north east to SY 67349004. Turn south west along a track to SY 67389002 then south south west along a partly grass surfaced track to SY 67389001. Continue south south west along a farm track to its junction with the proposed new route of Footpath 6, Winterborne Monkton at the Winterborne Monkton parish boundary at SY 67358983. Width: 2 metres. Limitation: Pedestrian gate at SY 67389001 to BS5709:2018.

Footpath 6, Winterborne Monkton: From its junction with the proposed new route of Footpath 51, Dorchester at the Dorchester town boundary at SY 67358983, south west under the A35 (via an underpass) to SY 67348982, then south west and south along a farm track to SY 67338980. Continue south west to SY 67338979 then generally north along a double fenced path to SY 67338984 and north west, alongside the A35, to SY 67189002. Turn west to SY 66709003 then west south west to SY 66479000 and west south west to SY 66469000, continuing north west to its junction with Bridleway 5, Winterborne Monkton at SY 66459001. Width: 2 metres. Limitations: Pedestrian gates at SY 67338979 and SY 66479000 to BS5709:2018.

A copy of the order as made and the order map are available on our website and can be viewed at County Hall by prior appointment only, due to the current Covid-19 situation. To enquire about viewing a copy of the order or for further information, please contact us by emailing definitivemapteam@dorsetcouncil.gov.ukor telephone 01305 224463.

Any representations about or objections to the order may be sent in writing to Vanessa Penny, Definitive Map Team Manager, Spatial Planning, Dorset Council, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ (Ref: RW/P178), or via email to definitivemapteam@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk, not later than 17 December 2020.  Please state the grounds on which they are made. Any letters received will be made available for public inspection.

If no such representations or objections are duly made, or if any so made are withdrawn, Dorset Council may confirm the order as an unopposed order.  If the order is sent to the Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for confirmation any representations and objections which have not been withdrawn will be sent with the order.

Dated: 19 November 2020                                                                      Jonathan Mair, Monitoring Officer     

Copy of Order: Sealed Order P178

Notice of Confirmation of a Public Path Diversion and Definitive Map and Statement Modification Order

Highways Act 1980 & Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 - Dorset County Council (Footpaths 37 (part), 38 and 103 (part), Thorncombe) Public Path Diversion Order 2015

On 17 September 2020, an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs confirmed the above named order, with modifications, made under Section 119 of the Highways Act 1980 and the Council has certified that work has been carried out to bring the site of the new highway mentioned in article 3 of the order into a fit condition for use by the public.

The effect of the order as confirmed is to will divert the public footpaths at Thorncombe, as shown on the Order map as follows:-

From the existing paths:

Part of Footpath 37: From its junction with Footpath 103, north west of Worcester at ST 37530329, west crossing a paddock to its junction with the current Footpath 38 at ST 37510329, continuing west south west, crossing Footpath 40 and into the next field, then west south west and west to ST 37320324. (No recorded width).

Footpath 38: From its junction with the current Footpath 37, west north west of Worcester at ST 37510329, south west across a paddock and field, crossing Footpaths 40 and 39 and continuing south west to its junction with Footpath 84 at ST 37290312. (No recorded width).

Part of Footpath 103: From the unaffected part of Footpath 103, at the rear of Pennyhayne at ST 37510325, north east to its junction with the current Footpath 37 and the unaffected part of Footpath 103, north west of Worcester at ST 37530329. Width: At ST 37530329 – 2 metres.

To the new paths:

Part of Footpath 37, (to be renumbered Footpath 104): From its junction with the new route of Footpath 103, north west of Worcester at ST 3752503296, continuing north west along a tarmac surfaced path to ST 37480331, then south west between field boundaries to its junction with Footpath 40 at ST 3745503307. Width: 2 metres.

Part of Footpath 37: From its junction with Footpath 40 at ST 3745603304, west into a field to its junction with the new route of Footpath 38 at ST 37440330, west south west across the field to the field boundary at ST 37360326, then crossing into the next field to join the unaffected part of Footpath 37 at ST 37320324. Width: 2 metres. Limitations: Pedestrian gates at ST 37440330 and ST 37360326 to BS5709:2006.

Footpath 38: From its junction with the new route ofFootpath 37, near the eastern edge of the field at ST 37440330, south west across the field to its junction with Footpath 39 at ST 37370321, continuing south west to the field boundary at ST 37350319. Then south west and across the next field to its junction with Footpath 84 at ST 37290312. Width: 2 metres. Limitation: Pedestrian gate at ST 37350319 to BS5709:2006.

Part of Footpath 103: From the unaffected part of Footpath 103 to the rear of Pennyhayne at ST 37510325, generally north north east to a post and rail fence, north east along the western side of the fence to its junction with the new route ofFootpath 37 (to be renumbered Footpath 104), north east of Worcester, at ST 3752503296, then south east to its junction with Footpath 103 at ST 37530329. Width: 2 metres. Limitation: Gap at ST 3752503296 to BS5709:2006.

A copy of the order as confirmed and the order map are available on our website and can be viewed at County Hall by prior appointment only, due to the current Covid-19 situation. To enquire about viewing a copy of the order or for further information, please contact us by emailing definitivemapteam@dorsetcouncil.gov.ukor telephone 01305 224463.

The order comes into force on 24 September 2020 but if any person aggrieved by the order wants to question its validity, or that of any provision contained in it, on the ground that it is not within the powers of the Highways Act 1980, as amended, or on the ground that any requirement of the Act, as amended, or of any regulation made under the Act has not been complied with in relation to the order, he or she may, under paragraph 2 of Schedule 2 to the Act as applied by paragraph 5 of Schedule 6 to the Act, within six weeks from 19 November 2020, make an application to the High Court.

Dated: 19 November 2020                                                                    Jonathan Mair, Monitoring Officer

Copy of Order: P115 Confirmed Order as modified

Notice of Confirmation of a Public Path Diversion and Definitive Map and Statement Modification Order

Highways Act 1980 & Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 - Dorset Council (Part of Footpath 9, West Parley at Dudsbury Fort) Public Path Diversion Order 2020

On 20 November 2020 Dorset Council confirmed the above named order made under Section 119 of the Highways Act 1980 as unopposed and the Council has certified that work has been carried out to bring the site of the new highway mentioned in article 3 of the order into a fit condition for use by the public.

The effect of the order as confirmed is to divert part of Footpath 9, West Parley as shown on the order map as follows:

From the existing path: The full width of the Footpath from the unaffected part of Footpath 9, West Parley (part of the Stour Valley Way), south east of Castle Rings at SZ 07809785, north west through woodland along the southern edge of a garden fence to the south of Castle Rings to SZ 07719789 then north west, across the site of Dudsbury Guide Camp and through an open grass area, to rejoin the unaffected part of Footpath 9 at SZ 07589796.

To the new path: From the unaffected part of Footpath 9, West Parley (part of the Stour Valley Way), south east of Castle Rings at SZ 07809785, south west through woodland along the boundary between Castle Rings and Dudsbury Manor to SZ 07759776 then north west along the south western boundary of Castle Rings to SZ 07689781. Continue north west around the hillfort ramparts, along the southern side of a fence and the south western edge of the guide camp, to SZ 07659784, then north north east to SZ 07659789 and continuing north west along the hillfort ramparts and edge of the guide camp to SZ 07659790 and SZ 07619791 then west north west to SZ 07589792. Continue north north west and north north east to rejoin the unaffected part of Footpath 9 at SZ 07589796. The width of this part of Footpath 9 varies: 3.8 metres between SZ 07809785 and SZ 07759776, 2 metres between SZ 07759776 and SZ 07659790, 4 metres between SZ 07659790 and SZ 07619791 and 2 metres between SZ 07619791 and SZ 07589796.

A copy of the order as confirmed and the order map are available on our website and can be viewed at County Hall by prior appointment only, due to the current Covid-19 situation. To enquire about viewing a copy of the order or for further information, please contact us by emailing definitivemapteam@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk or telephone 01305 224463.

The order comes into force on 27 November 2020 but if any person aggrieved by the order wants to question its validity, or that of any provision contained in it, on the ground that it is not within the powers of the Highways Act 1980, as amended, or on the ground that any requirement of the Act, as amended, or of any regulation made under the Act has not been complied with in relation to the order, he or she may, under paragraph 2 of Schedule 2 to the Act as applied by paragraph 5 of Schedule 6 to the Act, within six weeks from 3 December 2020, make an application to the High Court.

Dated: 3 December 2020                                                                  JONATHAN MAIR, Monitoring Officer

Copy of Order: Confirmed Order P189

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