Rights of Way Improvement Plan: Suffolk Green Access Strategy consultation

This consultation runs from Monday 8 July to Friday 20 September 2019.

About the consultation

Each local highway authority in England is required to publish a Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP). The purpose of the ROWIP is to provide a clear direction as to how the rights of way and access network is managed, maintained and improved to meet the needs of all users. The ROWIP is aimed at a wide group of people which includes the general public, community groups, local authority officers and developers, as well as policy and decision makers.

The ‘Suffolk Green Access Strategy’ is SCC’s second ROWIP - its first was titled ‘In Step With Suffolk’. Statutory guidance on developing a ROWIP states that it needs to explain how improvements to the public rights of way network will provide a better experience for all users, including walkers, cyclists, horse riders, carriage drivers, people with mobility problems and people using motorised vehicles.

The ‘Suffolk Green Access Strategy’ replaces ‘In Step With Suffolk’ and sets out the aims, objectives and delivery plans for the a further 10 years. The strategy is set out in three parts:

  • Part 1 sets the context for green access in Suffolk
  • Part 2 reviews the achievements of the first ROWIP ‘In Step With Suffolk’
  • Part 3 sets out a delivery plan to manage and develop green access for a further 10 years

This consultation seeks your views on the ROWIP and specifically your views on Part 3, the delivery plan.

View the full Suffolk Green Access Strategy document (PDF, 1.4MB).

How to respond

Please respond by completing the online survey.

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More information

The consultation will run from Monday 8 July to Friday 20 September. The results will then be analysed and help form a final version of the strategy which will be presented to Suffolk County Council Cabinet later in the year for adoption by the council.