Definitive Map Review

Since 1989 Devon County Council (DCC) has undertaken a parish-by-parish definitive map review to ensure that existing public rights of way in each parish are correctly recorded in terms of status and location. As of August 2016, 331 parishes (78%) had been reviewed, whilst 23 (5%) were in the process of being reviewed. The review of public rights of way in Payhembury has now started with a presentation by Tom Green of DCC on the processes involved, on 13th March 2019. There is now a 3 month period in which any evidence and other information about public rights of way in the parish can be submitted, via User Evidence forms and Landowner Evidence forms. The Definitive Map Review section of the DCC website - - has links to the User Evidence form, the Landowner Evidence form and a 1 page flowchart showing the Definitive Map Process. 


These 3 documents are also available via the links on the left of this page, together with the slides from the presentation on 13th March, a 43 page description of the Definitive Map Review process and a map of the recorded footpaths in Payhembury Parish as of 13th March 2019. Large scale maps, and copies of the presentation 13th March and copies of the DCC Community Paths guide to improving public rights of way in your community are available by contacting


Completed forms should be returned to Tom Green at - Devon County Council Public Rights of Way Section, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon. EX2 4QD or via email to