Public rights of way improvement plan consultation

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Purpose Local authorities are required to publish a rights of way improvement plan covering all of their area. In drawing up the plan, authorities are required to: assess the extent to which local rights of way meet the present and likely future needs of the public; the opportunities provided by local rights of way and in particular footpaths, cycle tracks, bridleways and restricted byways for exercise and other forms of open-air recreation and the enjoyment of the area; the accessibility of local rights of way to blind or partially sighted persons and others with mobility problems. This Lancashire plan has been prepared in cooperation with the two unitary authorities of Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen and covers these administrative areas.

The draft plan consists of an 'assessment of need' which considers the adequacy of the network and a 'statement of action' which sets out how we will work with others to address the demands and needs identified in the assessment.

We welcome the views and comments of existing and potential users of the network on this draft plan.
Subject Footpaths, bridleways and rights of way
Commissioned by David Goode, Public Rights of Way Manager
Geographic area All of Lancashire
Method Questionnaire - online
Questionnaire - postal
Consultation with Businesses
General public
Special interest group
Date 23/03/2015 - 12/06/2015
Undertaken by Public Rights of Way service

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Public Rights of Way service
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