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We received a total of 323 responses to the consultation, along with a handful of related queries which were not responses in themselves.
We sought your views on a proposed package of changes to the processes for recording, diverting and extinguishing public rights of way. Feedback will be used to inform Government decisions on whether and how to implement the various proposals for improvement as outlined in the following consultation document.
The consultation covered England only. It is likely to have been of interest to all people who have an interest in public rights of way, including: landowners; local authorities; rights of way user representative bodies; and conservation bodies.
Three consultation stage impact assessments on the proposals for change have been prepared and are published alongside this consultation paper.
The research report which provided some of the evidence on which the Impact Assessments were based is available on request from the Rights of Way Reform Team, Temple Quay House, 2 Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN.
We have also included a copy of the 2010 report by the Natural England Stakeholder Working Group on unrecorded rights of way, entitled: ‘Stepping Forward’, which should be read in conjunction with our proposals.
- Read Stepping Forward (Natural England website)