Rights of way improvement plan

Draft 2018 to 2028 Rights of Way Improvement Plan consultation

Notice is hereby given that Northamptonshire County Council has prepared a Rights of Way Improvement Plan (RoWIP) in accordance with the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.

The RoWIP is an objective and strategic view of the rights of way network in the county and aims to improve provision for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and those with restricted mobility. Northamptonshire County Council aims to provide a high quality, well-maintained Public Rights of Way network that will support the Northamptonshire economy, encourage active lifestyles and sustainable travel choices and contribute to making Northamptonshire a great place to work, live and visit.

The Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2018 to 2028 has been established following an extensive assessment, consultation and review process to ensure it addresses the requirements of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 and also meets the needs of the public, having full consideration for sustainability, accessibility and community involvement.

The Rights of Way Improvement Plan will be able to be seen by members of the public from Monday 17 June 2019 for a period of 12 weeks:

Alternatively, a copy of the Rights of Way Improvement Plan may be seen at Angel Square, Northampton or Northamptonshire Highways Depot in Brixworth during normal office hours and by prior appointment only. 

For appointments please email EnquiriesPROW@kierwsp.co.uk

Comments can be directed in writing to:

RoWIP Secretary, Northamptonshire Highways, Brixworth Depot, Harborough Road, Brixworth, Northamptonshire, NN6 9BX

Or by emailing: EnquiriesPROW@kierwsp.co.uk

Comments must be received by 5pm on Monday 9 September 2019.

​What is the improvement plan for?

The approved Northamptonshire Rights of Way Improvement Plan was published on Tuesday 20 November 2007. It shows what we intend doing to improve the quantity and quality of access to the countryside over the next few years.

As well as a detailed action plan, the document explains how public rights of way and access routes fit in with other important strategies such as the local transport plan, growth strategies, the healthy lifestyle agenda and agri-environment schemes.

We are currently working on a new Rights of Way Improvement Plan for 2018 onwards which will be taken forward for consultation and approval shortly.  In the interim period we are continuing to work to the Rights of Way Improvement Plans above. 

Rights of Way problems

We are always happy to receive your comments on any problems or obstructions on Rights of Way so we can continue to provide routes for people to enjoy.  

To report or track a problem on a right of way, please use our Street Doctor system.