Natural England has begun to investigate how to improve coastal access along a 57 km stretch of the Northumberland coast between Bamburgh and[the Scottish Border (including Holy Island). This new access is expected to be ready in spring 2020.
Officers from Northumberland County Council and Northumberland Coast AONB are providing Natural England with expert local advice and helping to make sure there is full consultation with local interests during the development of the route.
Natural England is now visiting all the land on this stretch of coast that is likely to be affected by our proposals and discussing the options in detail with people who own or manage the land.
If you are the owner or occupier of land which you believe may be affected – or have another legal interest in the land (for example, common or sporting rights) – and you have not been contacted by Natural England, please get in touch.
Stage 3: Propose
Natural England will publish the proposals in a report to the Secretary of State. These will be available on GOV.UK and advertised in the local press.
Copies of the report will be placed in council offices and other appropriate locations in the local area for people to view.
Anyone who wishes to comment will be able to make a representation on the report and owners or occupiers of affected land will be able to make an objection.
The report is expected to be published during spring 2019 and there will be an 8 week period for making a representation and/or objection.
For advice about how you will be able to comment on the proposals see the detailed guide below.