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 First Floor, One Cathedral Square, Blackburn, BB1 1FB. Please contact us 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 statements deposited with these declarations.

Under section 31(6), a landowner may deposit a map and statement with the 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.

Public rights of way : Section 53B register
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  
Lower Giles Diversion 3003 Edgworth Footpath, permanent diversion SD 74374 20254 SD 74386 20226 Footpath, permanent diversion 2016 New line obstructed, waiting developer 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  
Cranberry Lane 3007 Darwen New bridleway rights, footpath, permanent diversion SD 70323 20664 SD 70591 20597 New Bridleway rights, footpath, Permanent diversion 2018 Query sent to  developer TBC TBC  
Haslingden Road 3008 Blackburn Footpath, permanent diversion SD 69630 26533 SD 69314 26498 Footpath, Permanent diversion 2018 To be reviewed TBC TBC


Long Lane C1006 Pleasington Claim for bridleway rights SD 6311 2694 SD 6367 2690 Brileway 2021 Received 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.