The County Council has a duty under Section 53 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (WCA1981) to modify the Definitive Map and Statement (DMS) if it discovers evidence which can be reasonably alleged to support a modification. An application has been received for a Map Modification Order (MMO) to add a public footpath between Littleheath Lane and Water Lane, Cobham, Esher.
It is considered that the evidence is sufficient to reasonably allege that a public footpath subsists over part of the claimed route. As such a legal order to modify the DMS should be made.
As a result of correspondence received shortly before the meeting this item was withdrawn from the agenda. It will be considered at the meeting on 17 March 2020.