Public Rights of Way are protected by law and can only be altered by legal order. The Definitive Map is a statutory document which is conclusive in law as to the existence and location of Public Rights of Way. The map is accompanied by Definitive Statements which give a brief description of each path, and by a series of Definitive Map Modification Orders which record any changes made since the publication of the current Definitive Map in 2002.
This is the working copy of the Essex Highways Public Rights of Way Definitive Statements.
Disclaimer: This list is derived from the 2002 Definitive Statements and any subsequent orders to change them. The list is unverified and must be used for general reference purposes only. Please note that the majority of the descriptions were written in 1953 and may include historical references.
This list contains all updates up to the date of publication and will be updated quarterly.
Updated 1st September 2021
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