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Consultation on Wrexham Draft Rights of Way Improvement Plan

Wrexham County Borough Council published its ten year plan, the statutory Public Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP), in November 2007.

Substantial improvements in the accessibility of the public rights of way network have taken place since then. In surveys, ease of use of paths has improved from 39% in 2007 to 77% in 2016 due to sustained investment in stiles, gates, bridges and fingerposts using grant aid from the Welsh Government.

As required by law, the Council has reviewed its ROWIP with a period of consultation on the state and suitability of the network, a review of the previous plan and what the priorities should be for the new Rights of Way Improvement Plan. The draft plan is now available for the statutory consultation period which will close on 31st October 2018.

The new Rights of Way Improvement Plan needs to be viewed in the context of the continued reduction in Wrexham County Borough Council Budget, which has led to less resources available for Council services. The Plan is of necessity, focused in its approach on the highest priorities.

You can comment via e-mail or post by filling in the back of the Rights of Way Improvement Plan.

Email: martin.howarth@wrexham.gov.uk
Postal address: Martin Howorth, Parks, Countryside and Rights of Way Lead, Environment and Planning Department, Wrexham County Borough Council, Abbey Road, Wrexham Industrial Estate, Wrexham LL13 9PW.

I would welcome your comments.