Warwickshire County Rights of Way Improvement Plan - Parish survey

Closes 7 Apr 2024

Opened 8 Jan 2024

Overview

Warwickshire County Council is responsible for around 1700 miles of public rights of way. These paths are both in the countryside and urban areas. They are important for enjoying and exploring, for travelling to work or school and for health and wellbeing. They are part of what makes Warwickshire a special place to live, work and enjoy.

A public right of way is a path that anyone has the legal right to use. There are four types:

  • Footpaths for walking, mobility scooters or powered wheelchairs
  • Bridleways for walking, horse riding, cycling, mobility scooters or powered wheelchairs
  • Restricted byways for walking, horse riding, cycling, mobility scooters or powered wheelchairs and horse-drawn carriages
  • Byways for all modes including motorised vehicles

Every council that is responsible for public rights of way must have a Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP). This is a strategy which sets out how public rights of way meet the needs of the public, now and in the future. Our current Rights of Way Improvement Plan dates from 2011 and now needs to be reviewed.

Your feedback will help to develop the priorities and actions of the new Rights of Way Improvement Plan, which will be produced later in 2024. Once the new Rights of Way Improvement Plan has been finalised and approved by the council it will be published on Warwickshire County Council’s website.

The survey link below is for Parish Council responses only. If you are responding as an individual please complete our separate public survey. Click here for the public survey

Please complete our survey by 7 April 2024.

The process of producing the new ROWIP is being supported by an external consultant. If you need to discuss the process or have specific questions about the exercise please contact wccrowip@blackwoodbayne.co.uk. Alternatively, please email Warwickshire County Council on paths@warwickshire.gov.uk or call 01926 413427.

This survey is to support the Improvement Plan only. If you want to report a problem on a public right of way please click on the link below: https://rowreporting.warwickshire.gov.uk/CAMSWeb/standardmap.aspx

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