An application pack can be obtained by contacting the Vale of Glamorgan’s Public Rights of Way Team. Once completed, the forms must be returned with a map or plan showing the claimed route and copies of evidence that supports the application such as historic documents, maps or witness evidence forms (evidence form templates are included in the pack).
It is the applicant's responsibility to serve notice of the application on every owner and occupier of the affected land, and to certify to the Council that this has been done. Landowners’ details may be available from the Land Registry if they cannot be obtained by local inquiry. The Council may require applicants to post notices at each end of the claimed path if landowners cannot be traced.
Lengthy legal and administrative procedures are involved in the investigation, determination and making of a DMMO. This means we may not be able to investigate each application immediately and that applications may be queued where a backlog exists. DMMO’s will usually be investigated in turn based on the date received.
A register of DMMO applications is available via the Registers section