Warwickshire County Rights of Way Improvement Plan

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.

We'd like to know about your experience of using our public rights of way, how important they are for you and what we should include in the new Rights of Way Improvement Plan. 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.

Please complete our survey by 7 April 2024.

If you require a paper copy of the survey or an alternative format or language please email wccrowip@blackwoodbayne.co.uk or  paths@warwickshire.gov.uk or call 01926 413427.


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 contact 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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