Created: Saturday, 22 April 2017 12:08
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NORTH YORKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL SURVEY ( NYCC ) - PRIORITISATION OF FOOTPATHS
Created: Monday, 13 March 2017 11:35
You may have seen the information on our web site about this consultation which ends next Sunday 19th March.
To look at the consultation itself , including a map of prioritised paths go to the NYCC website
John Marshall Footpath Officer Hambleton and myself as Footpath Officer Richmondshire have prepared the response on behalf of the Group
. We will send it to NYCC alongside the on line survey response. It is quite a complicated somewhat technical response response which includes advice from Ramblers HQ.
You will see we have significant concerns about the impact of the proposals and would urge you to respond as individuals. You can use material from our response but, in simple terms we think the key points to make in the few parts of the survey where text can be entered are:
- Most countryside paths in Hambleton and Richmondshire have being given the lowest priority jeopardising all walks beyond the few urban areas.
- The same path has been given different priorities with virtually all walks between villages having a large part classified as "low priority".
- Giving a path low priority does not remove NYCC's statutory duty to keep that path useable.
- The system is complex meaning too much time will be spent "prioritising" and too little "doing the work". The addition of a community value factor will add to those complexities.
Please do not hesitate to contact me or John to discuss this or to comment on the Group response.
Sent: 11/03/2017 20:27:57