Footpaths and Rights of Way are contained within the Definitive Map which is held by Derbyshire County Council

They are legally obliged to protect and assert your rights to use the Rights of Way Network and to update the Definitive Map and Statement (the legal record of Rights of Way for the county).

They deal with disputed routes, obstructions to paths, signing paths from roads, path maintenance, path structures (bridges, gates and stiles) and promoting the use of the network.

If you have an enquiry about a promoted route or you would like to report a problem please Call Derbyshire 01629 533190.

Applications to divert a Public Footpath - Erewash Borough Council has powers under both the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and the Highways Act 1980 to divert (move) or stop up (extinguish) Public Footpaths within the borough.

Guidance notes and an application form are available from Democratic Services, Ilkeston Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5RP, email







On the 19 December 2019, Erewash Borough Council made the above Order made under Section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

The effect of the Order as confirmed is to divert the public path number 5 (part) Morley from point A (grid reference 438995 : 342328) proceeding in a generally easterly direction for a distance of approximately 18 metres to point B (grid reference 439014 : 342330). The 2 metre wide path shall be constructed between points B (grid reference 439014 : 342330) and C (grid reference 439057 : 342325), a distance of approximately 43 metres in a generally easterly direction, and between points C (grid reference  439057 : 342325) and D (grid reference 439072 : 342303), a length of approximately 27 metres, in a generally south easterly direction.  It shall consist of a 100mm depth of compacted MOT Type 1 stone laid on geo-fabric, topped with 20mm of compacted crushed stone laid to a suitable camber or cross-fall.

A copy of the Order and the Order Map may be seen free of charge at the offices of Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Ilkeston and the Town Hall, Long Eaton from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Mondays to Thursdays and 9.00am to 4.30pm on Fridays.  Copies of the Order and Order Map may be obtained free of charge from the Head of Law and Corporate Governance.

If any person aggrieved by the Order wants to question its validity, or that of any provision contained in it, on the ground that it is not within the powers of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, or on the ground that any requirement of the Act or of any regulation made under the Act has not been complied with in relation to the Order, he or she may within six weeks from the 10 February 2020 make an application to the High Court.

DATED 10 February 2020

Brendan Morris, Head of Law and Corporate Governance

Map of footpath number 5 (part Morley)



Grazing Land

Land and premises

We hold records relating to buildings, parks and open spaces, land surveying and council property records.

We do hold some land within the borough which has specific consent for grazing (e.g. horses, cattle etc.) and is available to the general public by way of a formal licence agreement.

We have an estates function for the corporate and strategic management of it's land and property portfolio.

You can contact us by:


Pride-line : 0115 850 8383 (24 hours confidential hotline).

For out of hours emergencies please call 0115 907 2244.

Erewash Borough Council

Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP
0115 907 2244
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