Published: 13th Jan 2021

Local authorities across England are being urged to complete a new online survey to understand the ongoing pressures on public rights of way in their areas. The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) is working in partnership with the Institute of Public Rights of Way and Access Management (IPROW) on the survey. It asks for information on impacts of levels of usage compared with 2019, budget and resource challenges, map work and seeks officers’ views on current and future pressures. Once again, the information collected will be used to inform both organisations’ work with Defra, Natural England and the Local Government Association and will be used to highlight budget and resource pressures faced by the estimated 140,000 miles of public rights of way networks across the country. Local authorities are receiving emails providing details of how to access the survey and the information to be captured. … (To read the full article, subscribe below)