Landowners may at any time make an application under the Highways Act 1980 identifying paths over their land they admit to having been dedicated as highways (if any). This is referred to as a Section 31(6) deposit.
The lodging of a deposit under Section 31(6) Highways Act 1980 may protect land from claims made by members of the public to add any additional public path to the Definitive Map and Statement, which are based on evidence of public use.
Landowners can also protect their land from its registration as a town or village green, following long term recreational use, by submitting an application under the Commons Act 2006.
Further information on the above can be found on the GOV.UK website.
2 Make an application
The CA16 form and guidance notes to deposit a statement and map is provided below. It is recommended that you read the guidance provided by DEFRA before completing your application.
3 View applications deposited with the County Council
Register of deposits post-October 2013
Register of deposits pre-October 2013
Should you wish to obtain a copy of a deposit listed contact the Legal Services team.