Every local highway authority has had to prepare and publish a Rights of Way Improvement Plan. It is a strategic document that sets out how the council will improve the public rights of way network and was accomplished through consultation with local residents and interest groups. There is also background information that supports this plan which is complemented by the contents of the Local Transport Plan.
Rights of Way Improvement Plan (pdf 3mb)
Rights of Way Improvement Plan background information (pdf 669kb)
Rights of Way Improvement Plan update
The Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) is a strategy document setting out the overall direction of travel and aims for the development of the public rights of way network. We reassess the plan every 10 years and refresh it if necessary.
We are currently updating the ROWIP to reflect important changes in the benefits that our countryside paths provide, for example the health and well being, active travel, leisure and recreation and the social and economic value that the network provides.
Here is the draft consultation version of the ROWIP:
Draft Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2022-2032 (pdf 3.2mb)
You can have your say via the consultation pages on our website:
Have your say on the ROWIP
or by emailing email@example.com by 31 March 2022.
A range of other policy and strategy documents is also published by the department, some of which are chargeable and may be of interest:
Price list of published policy and strategy documents (pdf 104kb)