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We received 2,958 responses to the consultation. The government has decided to make an Order for the Isle of Wight under Part 9 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.
The Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 provides for a long-distance route for the whole of the English coast, along with a right of access to an associated margin of land for the purpose of open-air recreation. These provisions do not automatically apply to an island such as the Isle of Wight which cannot be reached directly on foot from the mainland.
This consultation is seeking views on whether the Government should make an order under the Act for the Isle of Wight and the priority that should be accorded to the making and implementation of an order. This is a further opportunity to comment and follows a similar consultation which was held in 2012.