Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
This project aims to produce a new Countryside Access/Rights of Way Improvement Plan for Kent, for the period 2017 – 2027. Kent County Council has a legal duty to prepare and review a Public Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) under Section 60 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 and update the plan every 10 years. The plan must assess the extent to which the local rights of way meet the present and likely future needs to the public as well as the opportunities the PROW network can provide for exercise, open air recreation and the enjoyment of the area and the accessibility to blind or partially sighted persons and others with mobility problems. The plan must include a statement of the actions proposed to manage the PROW and for securing an improved network. In accordance with the guidance set out by DEFRA the plan must explain how improvements made by the local authority to the public rights of way network will provide a better experience for walkers, cyclists, horse riders, horse and carriage drivers and people with mobility problems.
As Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services I agree to adopt and publish the Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2018.
Publication date: 07/12/2018
Date of decision: 07/12/2018
Effective from: 15/12/2018