Two weeks left to have your say on rights of way - The Redditch Standard

Two weeks left to have your say on rights of way

Redditch Editorial 5th Apr, 2024   0

WARWICKSHIRE County Council has launched a survey seeking residents views on the county’s rights of way.

A public right of way is a right by which the public can pass along linear routes over land at all times.

Although the land may be owned by a private individual, the public have a legal right across that land along a specific route.

Rights of way in Warwickshire are broadly split into four categories: footpath, bridleway, byway and recreational unclassified road.

There are around 1,700 miles of public rights of way across Warwickshire.

These are found in locations that are both rural and urban and are important for a range of activities from exploring the beauty of the county to travelling to work or school on routes that are, generally, away from major roads.

The council is calling upon all residents to take part in a new engagement exercise that aims to inform an improvement plan for these routes.

For residents who use Warwickshire’s public rights of way, the council wants to hear about their experiences and how important they are in their daily lives.

Coun Jan Matecki, Warwickshire County Council portfolio holder for transport and planning, said: “Our extensive network of public rights of way are one of the many things that make Warwickshire a great place to live, work and play.

“These vital active travel highways support a wide range of activities from exploring the county’s natural wonders to allowing our residents to get to and from workplaces and schools.

“We have had a fantastic response from residents so far and I hope to see as many as possible taking the opportunity afforded by this engagement exercise to tell us what they think about our public rights of way which will allow us to prioritise the improvements that will keep them relevant and useful for generations to come.”

Visit to complete the survey.

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