19 February 2018

Have your say on rights of way!

Brighton & Hove ‘s footpaths and rights of way provide important links to the city’s countryside, parks and open spaces and are enjoyed by hundreds of people each day.

Countryside access affects a wide range of people including local residents and visitors to the area. Walking and riding contributes to peoples’ well-being and helps reduce congestion and pollution.

The city council is responsible for maintaining around 159km of public rights of way all over the city, and has recently published a Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) setting out its 10 year plan.

Now local people are invited to have their say.

The Rights of Way public consultation asks those with an interest in the countryside what they think of the council’s proposals to manage footpaths and rights of way in the city.

The plan sets out how the council is planning to improve provision for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and those with mobility issues.

Proposals also include plans to create more opportunities for volunteering and explore new funding sources.

To see a copy of the Brighton & Hove Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2017 - 2027 and take part in the consultation visit the Rights of Way pages at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/rightsofway.

The consultation closes on 18 May.