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Rights of Way Improvement Plan

What is a Rights of Way Improvement Plan?

BCVs with PC rangers, Cllr McCracken and Vincent P 13 March 2018
Through the Countryside and Rights of Way Act (2000) the government recognises the value of public Rights of Way and requires that each highway authority produces a Rights of Way Improvement Plan (RoWIP).


  • are a mechanism for protecting and enhancing local rights of way
  • cover footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways, byways open to all traffic, and other routes for non-motorised traffic, and access land within the borough
  • assess the way in which local rights of way can meet the present and future needs of the public and the opportunities provided for exercise and other forms of outdoor recreation and enjoyment

The Bracknell Forest plan

This is a 10-year strategic document that sets out how we, intend to work with others to improve the management, provision and promotion of our rights of way network. This is the second ROWIP for Bracknell Forest Borough, and we're committed to reviewing it every 10 years. 

Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide feedback on our second ROWIP for the borough. The new plan was approved by the council’s executive in December 2017 and work is now underway to deliver its many actions.

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