Natural England has begun to investigate how to improve coastal access along a 26km stretch of the Lincolnshire coast between Skegness and Mablethorpe. This new access is expected to be ready in autumn 2018.
Officers from Lincolnshire County 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 the route.
Natural England will publish further details of the approved route in due course.
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 2018.