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Caerphilly County Borough Council prepared a Rights of Way Improvement Plan (RoWIP) as part of its duty under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.
The plan sets out the Council’s rights of way strategy for the next 10 years and it aims to provide local communities and visitors with a sustainable opportunity to enjoy the countryside in their close locality. The plan complements the Authority’s wider objectives for access for all to the countryside within the County Borough and neighbouring authorities.
The plan details the Authority’s ambitions and objectives to improve its rights of way network and includes an action plan to deliver these improvements. Seeking and securing additional funding that may be made available by the Welsh Assembly Government and/or other funding bodies which will be a vital component of the plan to undertake improvements to the Rights of Way network and invest in additional resources where required.
The plan will focus upon the legal network of paths registered in the definitive map and statement. It will complement and interact with other key Council Policy documents, raise the profile of the rights of way network, identify areas where continued improvement is required and ensure continual assessment of the demands placed upon the network by it’s users.
This plan has been subject, at various stages of its production, to widespread consultation.
Copies of the document Rights of Way improvement plan can be downloaded
Or alternatively paper copies can be collected from Pontllanfraith House Council Offices or posted on request.
The photographs below show the improvement works made to footpaths in the County Borough as a direct result of Rights of Way Improvement Plan funding from the Welsh Government.