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Home > Environment > Public Rights of Way

Public Rights of Way

Suffolk County Council (SCC) are responsible for maintaining public rights of way.

To report an issue, such as a broken signpost or an obstruction, you must contact them.

Report a public rights of way issue

 

Current Public Notices about Public Path Orders

Babergh District Council (Polstead Footpath No 35 (part) Public Path Diversion Order 2021

Public notice - Polstead Public Footpath No 35

Explanatory statement - Polstead Public Footpath No 35

 

Creating, diverting or extinguishing a public right of way

If you are proposing to create, divert or extinguish a public right of way, you may find the following information helpful:

 

Creating a public footpath, bridleway or restricted byway

It is strongly recommended you speak with Sharon Berry (Communities Officer for Public Rights of Way) before making an application.

Apply to create a public footpath, bridleway or restricted byway
Accompanying guidance notes for creating a public footpath, bridleway or restricted byway

 

Diverting a public footpath, bridleway or restricted byway

Apply to divert a public footpath, bridleway or restricted byway
Accompanying guidance notes for diverting a public footpath, bridleway or restricted byway

 

Extinguishing a public footpath, bridleway or restricted byway

Apply to extinguish a public footpath, bridleway or restricted byway
Accompanying guidance notes for extinguishing a public footpath, bridleway or restricted byway