Rights of Way Improvement Plan for Surrey 2014 and proposed review for 2024

Rights of Way Improvement Plans are intended to be the main way in which local highway authorities identify the changes that need to be made to the local rights of way network to make it more useful to the public.

The Plan is required to:

  • Refer to other relevant plans and strategies that may affect use of the network, including structure plans; local plans; healthy living; leisure; tourism; transport and community strategies
  • Assess where the existing rights of way network is considered to be deficient and where it could be changed to better reflect current needs
  • Assess the extent to which the rights of way network is accessible to blind and partially sighted people and those with mobility problems
  • Indicate how any identified deficiencies could be remedied

The Plan, was last revised in 2014 and forms part of the Surrey Transport Plan and is available to download below.

It is important to stress that, whilst it contains a plan of action, the Rights of Way Improvement Plan is not intended to provide detailed solutions to access problems in every locality, but to take a strategic approach to managing public access.

Public Consultation on Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2024

We are in the process of creating a new Rights of Way Improvement Plan. In our recent online public survey we asked for your views on Surrey's rights of way network. We had a huge amount of response to the survey and you told us how and where you used the network and how it can better meet your needs now and in the future. We are now reviewing this information and using it to help create a new Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2024-34.

The new Rights of Way Improvement Plan will be available for public consultation later in 2024 where there will be further opportunity to comment. Once the new Rights of Way Improvement Plan has been finalised and approved by the council it will be published on our website.

Files available to download

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