Issue details

Adoption of Updated Joint Cumbria Countryside Access Strategy 2013-18

To seek member approval for the formal adoption of an updated Cumbria Countryside Access Strategy for the period 2013-18. It follows its joint review and development by the three access authorities in Cumbria (the County Council, the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authorities).  The strategy is a key policy document for the county council as both highway and surveying authority with statutory responsibilities for public rights of way and access matters. Approval of the strategy is currently being sought by all three access authorities. It sets out the strategic direction and priorities for delivering an array of countryside access and recreation management activity across the county

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/08/2013

Anticipated restriction: Public  -

Decision due: 15 May 2014 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Environment

Lead director: Executive Director - Economy and Infrastructure

Contact: Jim Savege, Corporate Director - Environment and Community Services The Courts, Carlisle CA3 8NA Email: Tel: 01228 226340.


The review has been undertaken by Cumbria County Council, the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, and guided by a steering group comprising member and officer representatives of the three access authorities and their statutory advisory Local Access Forums.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee / Advisory Board: Communities and Place Scrutiny Advisory Board