Public Rights of Way
There are some six miles or so of public rights of ways (footpaths and bridleways) in the Parish, details of which can be found on the Footpaths map.
We try and monitor the state of the public rights of ways on a regular basis and as of May 2021 the items on the Public Rights of Way Outstanding Items list, below, have been reported to City of York Council. These are still outstanding awaiting their action to address the matters.
Public Rights of Way Outstanding Items (click/tap to expand)
- 14/1/10 - Collapsed stile across field from York Road.
- 14/2/10 - Path obstruction by fallen tree leading from Stamford Bridge Road (reported to CoYC on 14/02/22).
- 14/3/10 - Step to be installed at stile on Eastfield Lane.
- 14/3/10 - Damaged stile at the Stamford Bridge Road end of the footpath (reported to CoYC on 20 January 2023).
- 14/3/10 - Damaged Finger Post at Stamford Bridge Road end (reported to CoYC on 22 May 2023).
- 14/4/10 - The gates at each end (Eastfield Lane and Stamford Bridge Road) of the footpath need repairing and/or replacing.
- 14/4/10 - Finger post leading from Eastfield Lane is broken.
- 14/5/10 - Finger post leading from Eastfield Lane is broken (reported to CoYC on 31/01/22).
- 14/7/10 - Section of footpath impassable due to flooding (annual occurrence).
- 14/7/10 - Finger Post Enveloped by a Tree (reported to CoYC on 13/09/22).
- 14/8/20 - Various obstacles on footpath behind industrial units.
- 14/9/10 - Finger post needs re-fixing on A1079.
- 14/9/20 - Footpath blocked and requires opening up.
- 14/9/30 - Footpath blocked and requires opening up.
- 14/10/10 - Finger post missing on York Road.
- 14/11/10 - Finger post missing on York Road.
- 14/12/10 - Section of footpath subsided.
- 14/15/10 - Section of footpath impassable due to flooding (annual occurrence).
- 14/15/10 - Damaged timber walkway (middle one of three) (reported to CoYC on 23/08/22).
- 15/3/10 - Fallen tree blocking footpath (reported to CoYC on 23/08/22).
- 15/3/10 and 14/15/10 (jct) - Missing footpath marker post (reported to CoYC on 23/08/22).
- 15/11/10 - Up Rooted Finger Post at the far end of Hagg Lane (reported to CoYC on 9 May 2023).
If we have overlooked anything please let us know via our contact page. Or if you come across any new items that need attending to please inform City of York Council first, their contact details can be found below, and also let us know via our contact page so that we can update our Public Rights of Way Outstanding Items list.
If you come across any problems with a public right of way such as damaged signs, blocked access or permanent flooding, to give some examples, you can report these to City of York Council on 01904 551550 or email@example.com.
A Definitive Map Modification Order (DMMO) is a process by which a claim can be made for an unrecorded right of way. Further details can be found on the GOV.UK website.
As at February 2023 there is one outstanding DMMO in our Parish of which further details can be found below. All the documents relating to this case are in the public domain and can be found on the City of York Council website.
DMMO - Dunnington Footpath 7 to Common Road:
On 25 June 2021 City of York Council sealed a definitive map modification order recording a public footpath from Common Road to Dunnington public footpath 7 (see letter dated 22 July 2021 (PDF file)).
Following the consultation period, which ended on 3 September 2021, a total of four objections were received. City of York Council is now trying to contact people who have used this route during the period 1984-2004, and completed a user evidence statement form, to conduct witness interviews to build up a fuller picture of how the route was used. As objections have been received this matter will need to go to the Secretary of State for determining which will not be until the beginning of next year at the earliest.
In the meantime if anyone would like to complete a user evidence statement form (PDF file) for the period 1984-2004 they can still do so in accordance with the guidance notes (PDF file). At present the Statement of Case is being written and assembled by the City of York Council and once it has been sent to the Secretary of State they will respond regarding further proceedings.
A date for an Inquiry has now been set for Tuesday 11 July 2023 at the Dunnington Sports Club, Common Road, Dunnington, York, YO19 5NG at 10.00 hours. The details are contained in these three documents:
- Letter of notification (PDF file)
- Notice of Order - Public Footpath Dunnington 22 Modification Order 2021 (PDF file)
- Site Notice - Public Footpath Dunnington 22 Modification Order 2021 (PDF file)
All the supporting documentation relating to this matter can be found on the following link to the CoYC website:
DMMO - Eastfield Lane to Noddle Hill:
A DMMO application was submitted to City of York Council on 20 March 2023 by the British Horse Society in respect of this location. See the application and plan linked below. The matter has yet to be investigated by CoYC to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to determine a public right of way.
- Eastfield Lane to Noddle Hill, Dunnington - DMMO Application (March 2023) (PDF file)
- Eastfield Lane to Noddle Hill, Dunnington - DMMO Plan (March 2023) (PDF file)
Catriona Cook MBE of The British Horse Society has produced a document of evidence for a bridleway running north from Eastfield Lane to a remaining length of the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Dunnington:
City of York Council has said that in order for any information held by anyone to be considered by the Director and the Executive Member could they send it to Lauren Grindley by 14 June 2023.
If you would like further information, please get in touch with City of York Council at firstname.lastname@example.org. The DMMO application and plan can also be found on the City of York Council Definitive Map Modification Order (DMMO) register.
We will update this entry as and when we receive any further information on the matter.
Kexby and Scoreby Parish
Following a public inquiry held on 7-10 June 2022, and a site visit made on 10 June 2022, an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has made a decision regarding Public Footpath Kexby 19 Modification Order 2020 and Public Footpath Kexby 20 Modification Order 2020 and issued their report on 22 February 2023.
Order Ref: ROW/3259130 (Kexby 19)
This refers to the track that runs from Intake Lane into Hagg Wood.
Summary of Decision: The Order is confirmed
Order Ref: ROW/3257816 (Kexby 20)
This refers to a route that runs from Intake Lane across a triangular field into Hagg Wood.
Summary of Decision: The Order is not confirmed
Details of the decision can be found on the City of York Council website.
City of York Council has confirmed that the Kexby 19 route is now recorded as a public footpath from the moment the order was confirmed on 22 February 2023. They now have a process to follow and will be working with the land owners concerned to re-open the track as soon as possible.
The DMMO Process and Information
There is a due process to follow which could take at least two years to complete in circumstances where an objection is made in respect of any particular DMMO. Please use the following link to access the City of York Council DMMO Process document (PDF file).
Further information about DMMOs and other aspects of the legal process can be found at http://www.york.gov.uk/definitivemap.
In addition, all the notices for ongoing DMMO cases can be found at http://www.york.gov.uk/prownotices
Contact at City of York Council
If you would like to find out more about any aspect of public rights of ways and/or DMMOs you can contact the Public Rights of Way Team at City of York Council by emailing them on email@example.com. Alternatively you can call City of York Council on 01904 551550 and asked to be put through to them or write to them at City of York Council, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA.