Have your say on the Rights of Way Improvement Plan
Posted on Friday 29th December 2017
Wildlife walk Allt-yr-Yn
Public rights of way provide access to walkers and cyclists who like to get out and about in the fresh air and explore the countryside.
Routes originally included in Newport City Council’s Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) were first published 10 years ago and it is now time to review the information to bring it up to date and in line with legislation introduced over the last decade.
The proposed Rights of Way Improvement Plan aims to reflect the needs of the public and the resources available while including aspects of the Active Travel Act, the Well-being of Future Generations Act and the Equality Act.
Walking routes are also suitable for most cyclists and the new plan will also focus on blind, partially sighted and mobility users who may want to use the routes.
The initial consultation documents of the ROWIP will be published on the council’s website and once responses have been received a further consultation on the final draft of the new plan will also be made publically available.
Anyone interested can then give their views before the final ROWIP is published.
To have a look at the proposals visit http://www.newport.gov.uk/en/Leisure-Tourism/Countryside--Parks/Public-rights-of-way/Public-rights-of-way.aspx