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Coastal Areas: Rights of Way

Volume 458: debated on Monday 26 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make a statement on the Government’s proposals for greater public access to the coast; and when he plans to undertake a public consultation on the issue. (128680)

The Government received Natural England’s report on 28 February in which they recommended that the Government should introduce new legislation to enable Natural England to align a “coastal access corridor” around the whole coast that people could enjoy with confidence and certainty. We are considering Natural England’s advice and intend to issue a public consultation document in the spring.