Find out about the progress of improving coastal access – including maps, process and timing – in Cornwall.
Map of the stretch
Natural England has begun to investigate how to improve coastal access along a 124km stretch of the Cornish coast between St Mawes and Cremyll. This new access is expected to be ready in 2019.
Officers from Cornwall Council are providing Natural England with expert local advice and helping to make sure there is full consultation with local interests during the development of improvement of coastal access rights.
Stage of progress
Stage 1: Prepare
Natural England is:
- holding discussions with national and local organisations as well as interested individuals to get their ideas and concerns about current access along this stretch
- assessing the problems, opportunities and constraints for improving access along this stretch of coast
- seeking to identify owners and occupiers of land that might be affected
Stage 2 and 3: Develop and Propose
Natural England will contact all local landowners and others with legal interests in potentially affected land to share initial thinking and ask for their views.
We expect that the route of the existing South West Coast Path (SWCP) will largely remain unchanged (Natural England will let landowners know where this is the case). We expect to make improvements to public access rights in a wider coastal margin.
Where improvements could be made to the existing South West Coast Path route we will meet with landowners to discuss the best approach and ensure sensitive features are protected.
There will be a formal opportunity to comment on the proposals to improve coastal access at the end of stage 3. See the detailed guide below for more information.
Find out more about coastal access
See information about all stretches in preparation around England’s coast.
The coastal access scheme gives details of the process being followed to improve access to the coast.
Contact the coastal access team
Contact Natural England with any comments, suggestions or queries you have about improving coastal access.
Coastal access delivery team (South west)
Ground Floor, Sterling House
Telephone 0208 026 7602
See the map below for information about progress on improving coastal access in other parts of the south west.
Published: 7 April 2017
From: Natural England