RWRC Practice Guidance Notes
The Rights of Way Review Committee brings together a wide range of bodies and organisations concerned with public rights of way in England and Wales. It is an informal, non-statutory committee set up to review matters relating to public rights of way in England and Wales with the aim of agreeing, by consensus, proposals for action.
A series of Practice Guidance Notes (PGNs) has been written to offer practical guidance on aspects of rights of way legislation and to recommend working practices that will enhance the overall protection and good management of the rights of way network. Their intended audience is local authority rights of way officers, legal officers and administrators who deal with rights of way issues on a day-to-day basis. They are also useful for land owners and occupiers and user groups.
These notes are advisory. They are derived from extensive discussions between the principal interest groups and represent a consensus that has been endorsed by all members of the Rights of Way Review Committee. We hope that they will be welcomed by everyone concerned with the practical management of rights of way and be a valuable aid in that important work.
Notes in the series are :
- PGN1 November 2008: Code of practice on consultation over changes to rights of way and definitive maps
- PGN2 December 2007: Deemed dedication of rights of way : section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980
- PGN3 December 2007: Minimising objections to definitive map modification and reclassification orders
- PGN4 December 2007: Securing agreement to public path orders
- PGN5 December 2007: Investigating the existence and status of public rights of way
- PGN6 December 2007: Planning and Public Rights of Way
Minor revisions were made to 5 and 6 in May 2008 but the date on the document was not changed.