Salford City Council's rights of way officer is responsible for preparing and updating the definitive right of way network, including the processing of any legal orders that may affect the network or public rights of way.
Any change to the definitive right of way network is known as footpath order. This can be either the creation of a new path, a diversion (temporary or permanent) or the extinguishment of a footpath.
If you would like to make a request to open up a right of way, please complete the form below titled, 'Definitive map and statement modification order - application pack'.
Temporary footpath closures lasting for a period of five days or more require ten weeks advance notification for the consultation purposes. An application fee of £750 plus advertising costs is payable for each temporary closure.
Temporary closures for a period not exceeding five days require ten days advance notice. In this instance the application fee is £350.
To apply for a temporary closure to a public right of way, you will need to supply a detailed plan of the proposed site, indicating where the footpath will be closed and, if applicable, where it will be re-routed.
Once permission for a temporary closure has been granted, the applicant is responsible for complying with all applicable health and safety regulations and for posting appropriate notices on site.
If you have any faults to report that are related to damaged fences or boundaries, or paths flooded with surface water, let us know.
If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.
This page was last updated on 27 March 2019