Definitive map

The Definitive Map and Statement

This is the legal record of public rights of way and shows the route of each public footpath and public bridleway in Slough. The definitive statement gives a description of the route and can include path widths and any restrictions. The original map and statement can be viewed by appointment at St Martin’s Place, 51 Bath Road, Slough, Berks SL1 3UF. Contact us to book an appointment - tfs@slough.gov.uk.

Register of Definitive Map Modification Orders

The council must provide a register of definitive map modification orders. There are three types of modifications:

  • Deleting the public right of way from the definitive map.
  • Adding a public right of way to the definitive map.
  • Altering the status of a public right of way already recorded eg; footpath to bridleway.

If you have an enquiry about the Register or if you have been stopped from using a route which you believe you should have access to, please contact us to discuss any potential claim at tfs@slough.gov.uk.

Register of Highway Act Declarations

Highways Act 1980 -Section 31(6)

A statutory declaration may help a landowner protect themselves against public path claims, which are based solely on user evidence. A statutory declaration involves the landowner depositing a map, statement, and statutory declaration with the highway authority, showing which rights of way they acknowledge on their land.
At this time there are no such declarations in Slough.