Plans for rights of way released

A PLAN that looks to improve rights of way in North Somerset has been released.

A PLAN that looks to improve rights of way in North Somerset has been released.

The report, developed by North Somerset Council and the county's local access forum, looks to improve tracks, paths and highways open to the public, to integrate them with other transport planning issues and to get more people using them.

The local access forum has the role of ensuring open land is made accessible to the public for outdoor activities.

Its plan reflects comments and ideas received during a consultation on the draft plan.


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The unitary authority's executive member for strategic planning and transport, Elfan Ap-Rees, said: "The North Somerset countryside has much to offer its residents and visitors and the local rights of way provide one of the best ways of exploring it.

"The plan will bring a new approach to managing our local rights of way network to ensure we meet the needs of walkers, cyclists and horse riders."

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Copies of the Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2007-2017 can be viewed in all libraries and at Somerset House, in Weston.

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