Public rights of way contacts and links

Find contact details and further information about public rights of way and definitive maps in Suffolk.

You should report a problem with a public right of way online

Definitive map and statement queries

Contact the Definitive Map team for general queries relating to:

  • the definitive map and statement
  • how rights of way are recorded
  • applications to make changes to the definitive map (based on documents or user evidence)
  • landowner deposits


Telephone: 01473 264774


Definitive Map team
Rights of Way and Access
Suffolk County Council
Phoenix House
3 Goddard Road

Public rights of way queries

Contact the appropriate Area Rights of Way team for queries relating to the protection and maintenance of public rights of way in Suffolk.

Please report a problem with public rights of way online if possible.

Contact details for Area Rights of Way
Area Rights of Way teamEmailTelephoneAddress
East Area 0345 606 6171
Blyth Road Industrial Estate
IP19 5EN
West Area 0345 606 6171
Rougham Industrial Estate
IP30 9ND

Definitive map public path order process queries

Contact the appropriate district or borough council for queries relating to making changes to the definitive map through the public path order process.

Contact details for local authorities
Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council

01449 724634

07801 587853

Sharon Berry, Communities Officer (Public Rights of Way)
Countryside and Public Realm
Endeavour House
8 Russell Road
East Suffolk Council

01394 444508

Rights of Way Support Officer
East Suffolk House
Station Road
IP12 1RT
West Suffolk Council 01284 757319
Cheryl Froud, Highways Officer (Property Services)
West Suffolk House
Western Way
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 3YU
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