Public Rights of Way Projects
A Single Local Growth Fund project to provide small scale local improvements on routes to education and employment across the county. The project will deliver 7 rights of way improvement schemes between 2015 and 2021 to a value of £1.3 million. These are designed to provide sustainable transport connections around new housing developments.
The Kent Rights of Way Improvement Plan is designed to increase the use and enjoyment of Kent’s public rights of way and open greenspace. The plan supports the delivery of projects that contribute to positive health outcomes, rural businesses, the local economy and that help to reduce congestion.
This project will improve coastal access around the entire Kent coastline in accordance with the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. The first stretches of the England Coast Path in Kent were officially opened on 19 July 2016 between Ramsgate and Camber Sands. This section of England’s newest national trail provides 66 miles (106km) of access past some of the regions finest landscape and historical landmarks.
This project is providing upgrades to existing public footpaths to facilitate cycling. These improvements are being completed at the request of the parish council and in response to planning application conditions to provide traffic free cycle access to local schools, Fowlmead Country Park and Deal town centre.