Rights of Way Improvement Plan

What is the ROWIP?

This is a 10-year strategic document covering the entire borough, and sets out how we as the Highway Authority intend to improve the management, provision and promotion of our rights of way network. The last ROWIP ran until 2016 and a new one is currently in production.

Review of Public Rights Of Way

We are currently undertaking the first 10-year review of the borough’s Rights of Way Improvement Plan. The requirement to produce the statutory Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) arose from the Countryside and Rights of Way (CROW) Act 2000 and with it a duty to review the plan on a 10-year basis.

We want to know your views

We need to understand your views about the borough’s public rights of way to help us assess how the network is presently meeting needs and how we might improve it over the next 10 years to make it accessible for all.

A questionnaire can be completed on our website, where the results will also be published after the survey closes on 25 June.

In the questionnaire we ask questions such as how you feel about the state of the current network, how often it’s used, what barriers might stop you or others from enjoying the countryside and what you think could be improved about public rights of way in the borough.

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