Contacting Public Rights of Way

Legal orders team

Three Definitive Map Officers and three Public Path Orders Officers deal with Definitive Map enquiries, Definitive Map Modification Orders, Public Path Orders and temporary closures.

Definitive Maps and Statements of Cheshire East's Public Rights of Way are available for public inspection at the team's office during normal office hours. If you wish to see the Map, please phone beforehand to ensure that a member of staff can be on hand to assist with any enquiries you may have. Copies of Public Path Orders and Definitive Map Modification Orders - both current and past - can also be inspected here.

Network management and enforcement team

This team deals with the day to day management of the Public Rights of Way network. There is a team of four Network Management and Enforcement Officers covering the borough.

  • Prior appointment is required before visiting the Network Management and Enforcement team, as officers will very often be out on site.

Countryside access development officer

The Countryside Access Development Officer is responsible for the Rights of Way Improvement Plan and works on projects to promote and improve access to the countryside.

Contact us

Before contacting us about a specific Public Right of Way, it would help us to provide a quicker response if you can identify the appropriate path name and number or grid reference. These can be found on the Interactive map.

  • Email:
  • Phone: 01270 686029
  • Write to:
    Public Rights of Way
    2nd Floor, Old Building,
    Municipal Buildings,
    Earle Street, Crewe, CW1 2BJ
  • Call in person at: Municipal Buildings, Crewe. The building is open from 9.00am until 5.00pm Monday - Thursday and until 4.30pm on Fridays.  Please telephone the office first to arrange an appointment.

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