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Swan Farm Close - Claim Footpath Rights

Claim a new footpath from Swan Farm Close

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A report was submitted to Members for a decision on an application to add a Public Footpath to the Definitive Map and Statement via a Definitive Map Modification Order (DMMO) at Swan Farm Close, Lower Darwen.

 

The application route was not recorded on the Definitive Map (the legal record of Public Rights of Way) as a Public Footpath. In 2015, the Council received an application for a Definitive Map Modification Order to add the route of the footpath to the Definitive map and statement. The applicant believes that the route is incorrectly recorded on the Definitive Map and that it is historically a footpath. The applicant has submitted a quantity of historical documentary evidence along with a written submission. The application was further supported by a quantity of user evidence.

 

The Council has a duty to process the application and determine whether or not sufficient evidence exists to ‘make’ a DMMO, or if the application should be refused.

 

RESOLVED - To Promote the Definitive Map Modification Order (DMMO) at Swan Farm Close, Lower Darwen and support the application.

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