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Improving The Rights Of Way Network In Poole

The Countryside and Rights of Way Act (CROW) sets a deadline of 2026 to record any historically based Rights of Way on the Definitive Map.

To respond to this the Council has commissioned the Ramblers Association to survey areas that have not yet been mapped and the Countryside Agency has started a 'Lost Ways' Project to progress initial work on historic ways.  Rights claims (where a path or way has been used for 20 years as of right under statute law or less under common law) will continue past this deadline.

The CROW Act 2000:

  • introduces a new duty to produce a Rights of Way Improvement Plan (RoWIP) by 2007
  • required setting up the Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole Local Access Forum  (LAF).  The LAF is independent and set up to monitor the Access Land consultation, implementation and rights of way improvement plans


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