Rights of way improvement plan
All highway authorities are required to have a rights of way improvement plan (ROWIP). This should be reviewed every ten years. We have now produced a new draft ROWIP.
Earlier in 2019 we asked for the views of the public and organisations around what our priorities should be for rights of way. We received an outstanding level of responses - around 1,500 - showing us how important rights of way are to people. We have taken these views into account in producing this draft plan.
The plan sets out our priorities and actions to improve Buckinghamshire’s public rights of way over the next 10 years. These actions will help us to provide a high quality, well maintained public rights of way network. This will help everyone to have the chance to visit Buckinghamshire’s outstanding countryside. It will help people to make active lifestyles and sustainable travel choices and it will help make Buckinghamshire a great place to live, work and visit.
Comment on the new draft rights of way improvement plan
This consultation is your chance to have your say on Buckinghamshire County Council’s draft rights of way improvement plan.
The consultation will help us to check whether we have come to the right conclusions and have included the right actions. Your responses to this consultation will help us produce the final version of the rights of way improvement plan. The final draft of the plan will be finished in early 2020 and then adopted by the council.
Please ensure your response reaches us by 5pm on Tuesday 24 December 2019.
The draft strategy and the evidence reports which support it are available to download below. The plan can also be viewed at Buckinghamshire County Council offices by arrangement with the Rights of Way Team.
A paper copy of the survey can be provided on request.
The process of developing the ROWIP is being supported by an external consultant, Sharon Bayne. If you would like to find out more please get in touch.
Telephone: 01622 746 316
Rights of Way Team