It is my understanding that Ordnance Survey use documentation provided by the relevant Council to show the exact route of the footpath based on evidence from the Definitive Plan. As such, do you have any documentation regarding this footpath which indicates whether the route has changed or been clarified?
Thank you for your e-mail dated 1st February 2010. Yes, you are correct in your understanding that the relevant Council provide documentation to Ordnance Survey to show the exact route of a footpath, based on evidence from the definitive plan. However, I regret to inform you that Ordnance Survey does not hold the information you have requested in relation to the footpath registered in your e-mail as No.xxxxx.
Until 2009, Ordnance Survey held paper records of Rights of Way Orders sent by local authorities. As the Ordnance Survey head office will be moving in the autumn, paper Rights of Way Orders dated until June 2007 are on their way to be held in storage at The National Archives. These orders will be made available to the public for viewing; although we estimate they may not be available for several months. However, we are unable to confirm if a paper order for the footpath in question does exist and would be contained within.
You may like to contact the National Archives as follows:
The National Archives
Tel: 0208 876 3444
Electronic copies of Rights of Way Orders from June 2007 to the present are held by Ordnance Survey have been checked, but there is no information or Order regarding the footpath to which you refer within these records for this time period.
Please note that your enquiry has been processed according to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000. If you are unhappy with our response, you may raise an appeal to our Appeals Officer at:
FOI Appeals Officer
Customer Service Centre
Please include the reference number below. The Appeals Officer will ensure that the process has been followed correctly, questioning any decisions taken regarding the original response and recommending disclosure of additional information if appropriate.
Thank you for your enquiry.
Reference number: FOI1032/February 2010