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Access Newsletter

'Access' is published by Defra and provides information on the implementation of the right of access to the countryside under the CROW Act.  The newsletter is aimed at the secretaries of local access forums, officers in local access/highway authorities, AONBs and at individuals and organisations closely involved in the right of access.  Recent issues of the newsletter have provided information on the proposals to improve access to the English coast.

'Access' is published on a regular basis.  Any comments on the newsletter should be made to:

Latest issue: 48 – January 2011 (PDF)

Inside this issue:

  • Defra guidance published explaining procedures to be followed after Natural England submits a coastal access report to the Secretary of State for consideration (including the representation and objection-making process)
  • Natural England’s Weymouth Bay coastal access proposals consultation – now closed
  • Transfer of rights of way case work functions from Government Office North East to the Planning Inspectorate

Previous issue: 47 - October 2010 (PDF)

Inside this issue:

  • Natural England’s public consultation on Weymouth Bay coastal access proposals
  • Public rights of way – New Combined Orders regulations
  • Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment (MENE) Survey – 2009 to 2010 results published

Page last modified: 8 February 2011
Page published: 23 October 2008