Rights of Way Improvement Plan postcard - man and woman walking on a footpath


Update - December 2018

We are pleased to inform you that the County Council has adopted the revised Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP).  The ROWIP is effective from 15th December 2018 until the end of 2028.

You can view the plan in the Summary of Results section below.   The full suite of documents remain available in the document section.

Many thanks to all that took the time to respond to the consultation or contributed in other ways to the production of the plan.


Update - November 2018

Thank you to all who took part in the Consultation. The amended draft plan and the results of the consultation will be presented to Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee on 28th November 2018.

You can watch the webcast at the following web address from 10am on the 28th November https://kent.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/382313

You can also view amended draft plan and the results of the consultation in the Summary of Results section below.


Original Text.


Have your say

The vision of the Rights of Way Improvement Plan is to provide a high quality, well maintained Public Rights of Way network, that will support the Kent economy, encourage active lifestyles and sustainable travel choices, and contribute to making Kent a great place to live, work and visit.

The plan set out our vision for the Rights of Way network and how we will work towards delivering this over the next 10 years. We would like your views on the Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2018 – 2028 to ensure that it meets the needs and expectations of Kent residents.

The draft Strategy is available to download from the 'Documents' section below. Please let us know your thoughts by completing the online questionnaire (via the 'Respond to this Consultation' section below).

We have published a copy of our Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) for you to read and make comments on via the consultation questionnaire.

Your responses will be compiled into a consultation report, which will help produce the final version of the Rights of Way Improvement Plan.

Please note this consultation closes at midnight on 12 September 2018. 


Alternative Formats and Hard Copies

To request hard copies of any of the consultation documents, or for any other formats, please email: alternativeformats@kent.gov.uk or call: 03000 421553 (text relay service number: 18001 03000 421553). This number goes to an answering machine, which is monitored during office hours.


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This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    20 Jun 2018 at 09:00
  • Closed
    12 Sep 2018 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    21 Nov 2018


Consulting Organisation Type
  • Kent County Council
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation
  • Ashford
  • Canterbury
  • Dartford
  • Dover
  • Gravesham
  • Maidstone
  • Sevenoaks
  • Shepway
  • Swale
  • Thanet
  • Tonbridge & Malling
  • Tunbridge Wells
Consultation Topic
  • General interest
  • Environment and countryside
  • Public rights of way
Consultation Methods
  • Online survey / questionnaire / forms
Contact Details

Email: prow@kent.gov.uk  

Post: Kent County Council, Public Rights of Way and Access Service, Invicta House, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1XX