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Rights of Way Improvement Plan

What is the Rights of Way Improvement Plan?

The Rights of Way  Improvement Plan 2012 - 2017 is a 5 year programme of activity to improve access to the countryside to meet the current and future needs of the residents of Bedford Borough and visitors to the area.

 

The Rights of Way Improvement Plan

The Borough Council has a legal responsibility to publish a Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) with the aim of creating greater access to the countryside, achieving wide social and economic benefits, and also protecting the environment. The Plan has to consider:

 

  • How the public rights of way network meets the present and likely future needs of the public
  • What opportunities are provided for exercise and health, recreation and enjoyment of the countryside?
  • How accessible the countryside is to blind or partially sighted people and those with restricted mobility

Councils have to review their Plan no more than 10 years after its first publication. In Bedford Borough Council we will review the plan every 5 years at the same time as the Council reviews its transport plans.


 

Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2017-2022 Consultation

We are asking to share your thoughts by completing this questionnaire about our next 5 year plan for the improvement of the Borough’s Public Rights of Way network.
Please follow the link below to our consultation web page:
http://www.bedford.gov.uk/council_and_democracy/consultations/rights_of_way_improvement_plan.aspx

Page correct as at 21/12/2016

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