From Leeds City Council:
WILDLIFE &; COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981: DEFINITIVE MAP MODIFICATION ORDER
APPLICATION FOR UPGRADING PUDSEY FOOTPATH NOS 156 AND 157 TO
In 2003 Leeds City Council received a Definitive Map Modification Order Application to upgrade
Leeds Footpath No’s 156 & 157 to bridleway status on the Definitive Map and Statement for
the Leeds Metropolitan District between Wood Lane and Troydale Lane, Pudsey. The Definitive
Map provides conclusive legal proof of the existence of public rights of way.
In line with the Councils Statement of Priorities, a report into this matter is being compiled and
the application is due to be considered by the Natural Environment Manager.
The application is based on user evidence. If a way has been used as a public right of way for
a period of 20 years or more without force, secrecy or permission, then the way is deemed to
have been dedicated as a highway. The twenty year period is counted backwards from the first
date of challenge and the onus is on the landowner to provide evidence to oppose the claim.
I would be grateful to receive any comments that you may have regarding this Definitive Map
Modification Order Application within one month of the date of this letter, so that they may be
incorporated into the report to be presented Natural Environment Manager.
Senior Definitive Map Officer
Public Rights of Way