Footpath 25 Scotch Pastures: Planning Inspectorate inquiry

Highways Act 1980 - Section 119
Order Making Authority: Essex County Council
Title of Order: Footpath 25 Castle Hedingham Public Path Diversion Order

All documents relating to the Public Inquiry are now available at the Essex Highways website at Any representations to the Public Inquiry must be submitted by 30th January 2024.  A timetable of events and further details are available here

ROW/3316971 Planning Inspectorate inquiry to be held at 10.00am on Tuesday 5th March 2024, at Gosfield Village Hall ( Maurice Rowson Hall), Church Road, Gosfield, Essex CO9 1TL.  For Planning Inspectorate guidance see

Public Rights of Way: Essex County Council is the responsible authority and a range of information including a digital interactive map can be found on their website Problems on public rights of way can be reported online to Essex Highways at

Parish Footpath Map: Our Castle Hedingham Footpath map can be downloaded here. Printed copies are also available free of charge from Castle Hedingham Village Shop.

Footpath Maintenance: Our Parish Council Village Maintenance operatives help maintain some of the footpaths in and around the village. Some  issues may be the responsibility of the landowner or of Essex Public Rights of Way team.  If you wish to report a problem to the Parish Council, please contact the Parish Clerk on 07845 056597 or at stating the exact location and the Footpath number from the footpath map