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South Lopham Top Drag Way IP22 PROW

South Lopham: Application for a modification order proposing the addition of a public right of way

1. Intended effect of the application

To add a restricted byway to the definitive map along a route known as Top Drag Lane in the parish of South Lopham. 

Geographical Location

2. Grid references for the start and end of the claimed route.

Starts from a point on the A1066 (Thetford Road) at grid reference TM 0280 8156 and proceeds in a south direction for approximately 1050 metres to join C145 (Blo Norton Road) at grid reference TM 0297 8051.

A map showing the route is attached to the copy of the Application (please see link at end of document).

3. Address of any property on which the claimed route lies.

Top Drag Lane, South Lopham, Norfolk

4. Principal cities/towns/villages nearest to the claimed route.

Nearest Town/City: Diss

Principal villages: South Lopham

5. Parish/Ward/district in which the claimed route lies.

Parish: South Lopham

Electoral Division: Guiltcross

District: Breckland

Further Information about the application

6. Applicant’s name and address.

Helen Chester of the British Horse Society
On behalf of
South Lopham Parish Council
Valley Farm
Low Common
South Lopham

7. Date application received and accepted by the County Council.

Received:21 December 2020
Accepted:11 February 2021

8. Norfolk County Council Contact Details:


(a) Reference


(b) Department

Community and Environmental Services

(c) Contact details

Legal Orders and Registers Team
Norfolk County Council
County Hall
Martineau Lane
Telephone: 01603 223009

9. Date set for determination of the application.

The Council will determine the application following the completion of consultations and archive research.

10. Date of Council’s decision, outcome and reasons for the decision.

11. Details of any appeal to the Secretary of State against the decision/order.


12. Details of confirmation (with or without modifications) or non confirmation.


Electronic Register: Government legislation requires that these details, together with a copy of any application registered by Norfolk County Council, be made available for viewing by the public on the authority’s website ( ). This Register will be updated as the application progresses. The Register is also available in hard copy format at County Hall. If you have any queries about this register or the details contained in it please contact us as detailed above (box 8).

View a scanned copy of the original application and map (pdf)

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