A council spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that the owners of Melkridge Hall have instructed their legal advisers to seek a judicial review of the county council's decision to make a definitive map modification order
Anyone who has evidence a right of way has come into existence may apply for a Definitive Map Modification Order
to have it officially recorded.
For this to happen a Definitive Map Modification Order
(DMMO) needs to be made by the local authority and it is the aim of all equestrian organisations, such as the BHS, and bridleway groups to lodge DMMOs for all unmarked or wrongly marked routes in the country before 2026 when the Crow Act decrees that a line be drawn under the definitive map and no more claims can be made.
Anyone who has evidence that a right of way has come into existence may apply for a Definitive Map Modification Order
to have the right of way officially recorded.
The process is protracted and complicated but put simply means proving use by horses over a period of time, producing documentary evidence and applying for a definitive map modification order
(DMMO) to the highway authority at the local council.