On 12 December 2016 the Secretary of State announced her decision to approve a stretch of the England Coast Path in Kent between Ramsgate and Whitstable.
The original proposals have been modified by the Secretary of State. The changes include additions to the landward boundary of the coastal margin at Westgate-on-Sea. The landward boundary of the coastal margin now includes cliff top grassland and the boundary coincides with the edge of the green between St Mildred’s Road and Cedric Road. In addition, text has been added to the report regarding future land use changes in Whitstable.
Work is now underway to prepare the new stretch of coast path for public use. The first step is to contact owners and occupiers of the affected land to discuss the design and location of any new infrastructure which is needed, such as signs and gates.
When preparations are complete, new access rights will come into force along the route and adjoining spreading room. This is expected to be ready in 2019.