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Coastal Areas: Rights of Way

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the likely impact that an extension of coastal access will have on (a) rural business owners and (b) landowners. (204896)

An Impact Assessment of proposals to improve access to the English coast has been carried out. It was published along with the draft Marine Bill on 3 April 2008 and is available on DEFRA’s website.