Rights of Way Improvement Plan
What is the Rights of Way Improvement
The Rights of Way Improvement Plan
2012 - 2017 is a 5 year programme of activity to improve access to
the countryside to meet the current and future needs of the
residents of Bedford Borough and visitors to the area.
The Rights of Way Improvement
The Borough Council has a legal responsibility to
publish a Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) with the aim of
creating greater access to the countryside, achieving wide social
and economic benefits, and also protecting the environment. The
Plan has to consider:
- How the public rights of way network meets the
present and likely future needs of the public
- What opportunities are provided for exercise and
health, recreation and enjoyment of the countryside?
- How accessible the countryside is to blind or
partially sighted people and those with restricted mobility
Councils have to review their Plan no more
than 10 years after its first publication. In Bedford Borough
Council we will review the plan every 5 years at the same time as
the Council reviews its transport plans.
Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2017-2022 Consultation
We are asking to share your thoughts by completing this
questionnaire about our next 5 year plan for the improvement of the
Borough’s Public Rights of Way network.
Please follow the link below to our consultation web page:
Page correct as at 21/12/2016