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 With Legal to make order 2015 Supported
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 Order to be made 2015 Supported
Sunny Bower Sunny Bower Blackburn Addition of Footpath SD 69171. 30483 SD 69422. 30409 Footpath 2015 For Planning and Highways committee TBC TBC
Jacks Key C1004 Darwen Claim for Public Footpath rights SD 70155 20842 SD 70209 20614 Footpath 2014 For Planning and Highways committee TBC TBC
Swan Farm Close C1005 Blackburn Claim for Public Footpath rights SD 68732 25223 SD 68713 25228 Footpath 2015 For Planning and Highways committee TBC TBC
Sandringham Close, Miller Homes 3001 Blackburn Footpath Permanent diversion SD 68246 30372  SD 68356 30253 Footpath Permanent diversion 2017 With Legal to make order TBC TBC
Jacks Key Diversion 3002 Darwen Footpath Permanent diversion SD 70440 20430 SD 70240 20440 Footpath Permanent diversion 2015 under informal consultation TBC TBC
Lower Giles Diversion 3003 Edgworth Footpath Permanent diversion SD 74374 20254 SD 74386 20226 Footpath Permanent diversion 2016 Pending works TBC TBC
Livesey FP 1 3004 Livesey Footpath Permanent diversion SD 65857 25681 SD 65862 25641 Footpath Permanent diversion 2017 under informal consultation TBC TBC
Lower Philips Rd FP 80, 52 & part 51 3005 Blackburn Footpath Permanent diversion SD 70124 29884 SD 70629 30172 Footpath Permanent diversion 2017 Pending works TBC TBC
Lower fold fp 159 Edgworth 3006 Edgworth Footpath Permanent diversion SD 75360 15479 SD 75429 15472 Footpath Permanent diversion 2014 Order to be confirmed TBC TBC
Cranberry Lane 3007 Darwen New Bridleway rights Footpath Permanent diversion SD 70323 20664  SD 70591 20597  New Bridleway rights Footpath Permanent diversion 2018 under informal consultation TBC TBC
Haslingden Road 3008 Blackburn Footpath Permanent diversion SD 69630 26533 SD 69314 26498 Footpath Permanent diversion 2018 To be reviewed 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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