Public Rights of Way within the Basildon District are the responsibility of Essex County Council.
However, The definitive map showing all public rights of way in the Basildon district can be viewed during normal working hours at Basildon Council's town centre offices in St Martin's Square, Basildon.
Generally speaking Basildon Council is not able to take enforcement action over unauthorised blocking or diversions of public rights of way.
In its capacity as the local highways authority, Essex County Council - Public rights of way is the enforcing authority which has the authority to take enforcement action over unauthorised blocking or diversions of public rights of way.
The only cases in which Basildon Council as the Local Planning Authority can take action are those in which the blocking of the public right of way results from a breach of the planning permission, either:
In such cases the Local Planning Authority's enforcement action will be against the breach of planning control and not against the blocking of the public right of way. But the effect of the action may result in the removal of the blockage.