Field Path Maintenance Scheme

Are you a farmer or landowner? Would you like to assist with the cutting of vegetation on public paths over your land in return for a payment?

Well, we operate a payment scheme to landowners who are willing to carry out this work.

The scheme is conditional on the landowner complying with his/her statutory obligations, however, there are considerable benefits to the scheme for example:

  • open paths reduce trespassing

  • we will make sure all waymarking, signposting and bridges are maintained in good order

  • we will pay you to cut the vegetation on paths

  • we offer a higher level of grant aid at the start of the scheme to assist with the opening of paths

  • priority assistance with waymarking and signposting will be given.

 How does the scheme work?

  • We will survey all paths on your land on receipt of a plan illustrating the extent of your holdings.

  • The scheme applies to headland paths and enclosed tracks. By agreement it may also include cross-field paths which have become overgrown following initial reinstatement.

  • We require two cuts per year - usually in July and September.

  • Payment for the work will be made within one month of the receipt of your invoice.

  • Random surveys of all paths under your control will take place to ensure cross compliance. In return we will fix any problems that are the responsibility of the county council within an agreed timescale.

If you are interested in joining the scheme either email ETEPROW@derbyshire.gov.uk or Call Derbyshire on 08 456 058 058. Please mention the scheme and ask to speak to the area rights of way inspector.

For the latest details of the scheme please view or download the Field Path Maintenance Scheme report from the more information section on this page.

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