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Public Rights of Way

For general information about public rights of way (footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and byways open to all traffic) go to Suffolk’s Public Rights of Way website.

Suffolk County Council is responsible for maintaining public rights of way. To report a problem, such as a broken fingerpost or an obstruction, on a footpath, bridleway, restricted byway or byway open to all traffic.

If you are proposing to create, divert or extinguish a public right of way please contact Sharon Berry, Communities Officer (Public Rights of Way), before completing an application form.

Online information, application forms and guidance notes for creating, diverting or extinguishing a public right of way are shown below:

Creating a public footpath, bridleway or restricted byway

Apply to create a public footpath, bridleway or restricted byway

Accompanying guidance notes for creating a public footpath, bridleway or restricted byway (PDF)

Diverting a public footpath, bridleway or restricted byway

Apply to divert a public footpath, bridleway or restricted byway

Guidance notes for diverting a public footpath, bridleway or restricted byway (PDF)

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 (PDF)


Charges

Guidance on charges for public path orders and agreements 2017-18