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Coastal Access

Volume 456: debated on Monday 29 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans the Government have to open up coastal access for walkers in England over the next 12 months. (112174)

The Department has asked the Natural England Board to come forward with recommendations to improve access to the coast by the end of February 2007. We will then issue a consultation paper this spring setting out the facts, a range of options and the costs and benefits associated with each.