Public rights of way: diverting, downgrading and extinguishing


This Business Guide provides a general overview of the legal provisions relating to the diversion, extinguishment, or downgrading of public rights of way; it cannot cover every situation which may arise and is not intended to be a definitive guide to the law or a substitute for independent legal advice.
This Business Guide should be read alongside NFU Business Guide Ref 400 Rights of Way: Public Inquiries and Hearings, which provides a general overview of the usual procedure at Public Inquiries and Hearings in these situations.