Public rights of way registers

Under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council has a duty to maintain 3 separate registers relating to public rights of way.

The registers can be viewed at Castleway House, 17 Preston New Road, Blackburn , BB2 1AU. Please phone 01254 273 501 to make an appointment.

Section 31A register

Register of declarations made by landowners under section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980 and the maps and maps and statements deposited with these declarations. 

Under section 31(6) a landowner may deposit a map and statement with the Borough Council that highlights all the rights of way over there land and therefore informs the Authority of their intention not to dedicate further rights of way over their land.

Section 53B register

Register of all applications to modify the Definitive Map and Statement under Section 53(5) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

Common Name  Ref no Parish or Town Description Grid Ref Start  Grid Ref End  Status Claimed Date Received Current Status Regulatory Committee Date Decision Final Status
School Lane  School Lane Edgworth   SD 73580.17518 SD 74353.17991 Bridleway 2009 To be advertised  2015 Supported  
Belthorn to Wateside Belthorn to Waterside Eccleshill/Y&PUB Claim for Bridleway Rights, Some existing, some unrecorded SD 72350. 24097 SD 71380. 23297 Bridleway 2013   2012 Supported Confirmed Secretary of State April 2015
Lower Waterside Cottages  Lower Waterside Cottages  Eccleshill FP claim from Johnson Rd circular. N/A N/A Footpath  2008   2014 (August) Not Supported  Not Supported by Council Committee
Church Meadows (Wards Res) Church Meadows  Belmont  Claim for Public Footpath rights  Various between SD 67116. 15716 Various between SD 67324. 15860 Footpath (s) 2009 To be advertised  2015 Supported  
Waterside Brook Waterside Brook  Yate and Pickup Bank and Eccleshill  Claim for Public Footpath Rights  SD 70694. 24072 SD 71317. 23586 Footpath  2010                 TBC TBC  
Higher House  Higher House  Darwen Addition of Public Footpath onto the DMS along the Access track from FP121 to FP122 N/A N/A Footpath 2014   2015 Supported Not Confirmed by Secretary of State 
Sunny Bower Sunny Bower  Blackburn Addition of Footpath  SD 69171. 30483 SD 69422. 30409 Footpath  2015 Held in line with SOP - progress as resource allows                 TBC  TBC   

Section 121B Register

Register of applications of Public Path Orders made under Sections 118ZA, 118C, 119ZA, or 119C of the Highways Act 1980.

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