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Hampshire Countryside Access Forum

Projects and Advice

A selection of the Forum’s advice and recent projects.

Policy Advice

The Forum has provided advice towards the following policies, guidance and plans:

Projects and sub-groups

Work with Parish Councils

The Small Grants Scheme provides funding and advice to Parish Councils and landowners wishing to make improvements to countryside paths. This Forum and New Forest Access Forum provide the panel which considers applications and advises the County Council on the scheme's development.

The Forum ensures Parishes are aware of its work through distributing its annual report and newsletter.

Countryside Access Plans (ROWIPs)

The Forum has guided all three authorities on the approach to preparing their Rights of Way Improvement Plans (locally termed Countryside Access Plans) and continue to be involved in their delivery through membership of the CAP working groups and regular progress reports. In addition, items on the Forum’s agenda frequently relate to widespread/strategic issues identified through these plans.

National consultation responses and national issues

The Forum has submitted responses to a number of national consultations. In 2010 -11 this has included

CROW access land restriction consultations

The Forum has been consulted on the following long-term restrictions in 2010 and 2011 and has responded as indicated:


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