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Hampshire Countryside Access Plan

Draft plan for 2015-2025 available for comment

The County Council is reviewing and updating the Countryside Access Plan; the draft is available below for your comments Hampshire’s countryside access network is extensive and diverse, incorporating rights of way, permissive paths and areas of public green space. As well as being highly valued by residents and visitors, the network provides significant benefits to health and well-being and to the local economy. Whilst satisfaction levels overall are high, the network needs to meet changing needs in a way that provides the most widespread benefit. The draft Hampshire Countryside Access Plan 2015-2025 describes the actions needed over the next decade to tackle the issues identified through recent surveys and discussion with stakeholders.

Draft Countryside Access Plan 2015-2025  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 170kB

Comments should be sent by 31st March 2015 to row.notices@hants.gov.uk with ‘Countryside Access Plan’ in the title, or by post to Countryside Service, Hampshire County Council, Castle Avenue, High Street, Winchester SO23 8UL As well as anything you might like to see amended, please also tell us what you particularly support and would not like to see changed.

Background information and research on which the plan has been based, for context:

The Hampshire Countryside Access Plan 2008-13

The 2008-13 Plan consists of 7 local area plans and a countywide ‘Overview’ document. Each local plan identifies the main issues in a particular part of Hampshire and suggests what should be done to improve access to the countryside in that area. The County Overview looks at factors that affect the whole of Hampshire and the main priorities for overcoming them.

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If you a require large print version or a paper copy of the plans email the Access Development Team or tel 0845 6035636*.
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The Countryside Access Plans meet the requirement for Hampshire County Council as a highway authority to produce a 'Rights of Way Improvement Plan' under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.

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