Public Rights of Way

Rights of Way Improvement Plan and 2017/18 Consultation

Isle of Wight Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP)

The Isle of Wight Council recognises the importance of maintaining and improving the network of public rights of way, and its first Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP), published in 2006, has been authoritative in decisions taken in recent years.

A comprehensive reassessment of rights of way and a review of the 2006 Plan was undertaken by the Isle of Wight Council during 2016. The results of that process show that the main aims of the 2006 Plan are still appropriate for meeting the public’s current needs from the network, and that much of the detailed information contained in it remains relevant today. The 2006 Plan, as originally published, is therefore to be retained as active policy with the updated ROWIP functioning as a policy update to incorporate new information gained during the 2016 review process.

The final version of the updated Rights of Way Improvement Plan will be published in early 2018, following a 12-week period (4 December 2017 - 23 February 2018) during which comments on the draft Plan are invited.

Isle of Wight Council would like to know your views on the updated Rights of Way Improvement Plan. 

Following a comprehensive reassessment of rights of way the Rights of Way Improvement Plan has been updated. The Plan sets out the main policy areas which will guide the management and improvement of public rights of way throughout the next ten years.

Supportive information - Rights of Way Improvement Plan - Documents

To download copies of the draft Rights of Way Improvement Plan and associated documents, please click on the links below:

Consultation:

Please read the Rights of Way Improvement Plan and then email your comments to rightsofway@iow.gov.uk

Start of consultation: 4 Dec 2017

End of consultation: 23 Feb 2018