Public path orders

Current consultations

Darlington Borough Council (public footpath no.41, darlington)

Diversion Order 2020

The above named Order, made pursuant to section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, was confirmed on the 28th May 2020 without modification. The effect of the Order is to divert part of Darlington Footpath 41 as shown on the Order Map to enable development to be carried out in accordance with planning permission (Application Reference 18/00033/DC) for a 100,000 square metre employment development including associated landscaping and infrastructure at Ingenium Parc, Salters Lane, Darlington.

The diversion shall take effect from such date as Darlington Borough Council has certified that the replacement footpath is constructed to the Council's satisfaction and is available for use.

A copy of the Order and Order Map can be requested by emailing [email protected] or phoning 01325 405492

If a person aggrieved by the Order desires to question its validity, or that of any provision contained in it, on the grounds that it is not within the powers of the above Act, or on the ground that the requirement of that Act or any regulation made under it has not been complied with in relation to the confirmation of the Order, he or she may apply to the High Court for any of the purposes by 24 July 2020.

Darlington Borough Council (public footpaths 14 and 17 parish of hurworth, public footpath 43 darlington)

Diversion order 2020

The Order was made on the 9th June 2020 under section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.  The effect of the Order will be to divert parts of Public Footpaths 14 and 17 in the Parish of Hurworth, and Footpath 43 Darlington to enable development to be carried out in accordance with an application for planning permission (Reference 20/00196/FUL), to demolish an existing farmhouse and outbuildings and erect 305 dwellings at land at Neasham Road and Snipe Lane, Hurworth Moor, Darlington

A copy of the Order [pdf document] (including the Order Map), a location plan [pdf document] and a site layout plan [pdf document] can be viewed on the Council’s website on our rights of way page.

Copies may also be requested by phoning 01325 405492; or by writing to the Assistant Director – Law and Governance, Darlington Borough Council, Town Hall, Darlington DL1 5QT or by emailing [email protected]

Any representations about or objections to the Order may be sent in writing to the Assistant Director – Law and Governance at the aforementioned address (ref: AE) or by email to [email protected] not later than the 14th July 2020.  Please state the grounds on which they are made.

 If no such representations or objections are duly made, or if any so made are withdrawn, the Council may confirm the Order as an unopposed Order.  If the Order is sent to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for confirmation any representations and objections which have not been withdrawn will be sent with the Order. 

Confirmed public path orders

The following public path orders have been confirmed by the council since 2010. These orders amend the definitive map and statement for Darlington. This information is sent to the Ordnance Survey so they can amend their map base and include any changes in the next reprint of their maps.

The new routes of the public rights of way are way marked to ensure that they can be followed by anyone using the right of way, but there can be some confusion at times. The maps included with the path orders below show the current legal route of the right of way.

Confirmed Public Path Orders
Parish Path Number Status Year Confirmed
Sadberge path 10 [pdf document] 10 Footpath 2010
Little Stainton path 3 [pdf document] 3 Footpath 2010
Little Stainton path 4 [pdf document] 4 Footpath 2010
Little Stainton path 5 [pdf document] 5 Footpath 2010
Little Stainton path 5a [pdf document] 5a Footpath 2010
Darlington path 64 [pdf document] 64 Footpath - with permissive cycling rights 2013
Low Coniscliffe path 8 [pdf document] 8 Footpath - with permissive cycling rights 2013
Heighington path 7 [pdf document] 7 Footpath 2013
Darlington path 63 [pdf document] 63 Footpath 2014
High Coniscliffe path 1 [pdf document] 1 Bridleway 2014
High Coniscliffe path 3 [pdf document] 3 Footpath 2014
Whessoe path 1 [pdf document] 1 Footpath 2015
Hurworth path 16 [pdf document] 16 Footpath 2015
Summerhouse path 7 [pdf document] 7 Bridleway 2015
Darlington path 40 [pdf document] 40 Footpath (extinguished) 2017
Darlington path 66 [pdf document] 66 Footpath 2017