Coastal access: Isle of Wight

Closed 24 Jan 2014

Opened 11 Dec 2013

Overview

A Consultation on an order for the Isle of Wight under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 was published by Defra on 24 July 2012. The consultation sought views on whether or not the Government should make an order under section 300(2)(b) of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 so that the coastal access duty under that Act would apply in relation to the coast of the Isle of Wight.

A Summary of responses to the consultation was published on 16 July 2013 which said:

The Government has decided that it will not make an order for the Isle of Wight as it is not a priority for the coastal access programme. It considers that the Isle of Wight Ramblers should work with local landowners and the local authority to see what can be achieved by voluntary agreements.

The Government has now re-considered what respondents had originally said to the consultation and its decision on the outcome of that consultation.

Why We Are Consulting

The purpose of this consultation is to give a second opportunity for people to state (or re-state) their views on whether or not the Government should make an order for the Isle of Wight.

The consultation particularly invites views on the degree of priority that should be accorded to the making of an order, and the implementation of any coastal access proposals for the Isle of Wight as against the rest of the coastal access programme, given limited funds for the overall programme.

If you submitted a response to the previous consultation please note that it will be taken into account and there is no requirement for you to submit a new response unless you wish to do so.

What Happens Next

We will publish a summary of response to the consultation in early 2014.

Audiences

  • Recreation sector
  • Walkers
  • Leisure industry
  • Tourism industry
  • Tenant Farmers
  • Agricultural Landlords

Interests

  • Natural environment