Decision details

Mid-term review of Bracknell Forest Rights of Way Improvement Plan (RoWIP2)

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Culture, Delivery and Public Protection

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the mid-term review conducted of the second Bracknell Forest Rights of Way Improvement Plan (RoWIP2).


That the mid-term review of Rights of Way Improvement Plan (RoWIP2) is approved.

Reasons for the decision:

       i.         RoWIP2 mid-term review is an important document that:


       reviews significant changes in legislation and policy relating to rights of way.

       gives an overview of the current operations of the Bracknell Forest Local Countryside Access Forum (LCAF).

       provides an overview of progress made with delivering RoWIP2 actions, and

prioritises remaining actions.

       shares success stories of how local rights of way has been improved.

       recommends further improvements to the borough’s rights of way and open spaces network.

       See Summary of the RoWIP2 Mid-term review findings in Appendix A.


     ii.         Formally approving this review document means it can be shared online with

Bracknell Forest residents and stakeholders.


    iii.         The excellent work completed over the past five years can be celebrated and those who have contributed to the success can be acknowledged.


    iv.         This intermediary review will make the formal 10-year review much easier to


Alternative options considered:

The alternative option is to not formally approve the plan review. This would miss an opportunity to provide a copy of the review online and promote the good work being done to improve accessibility of the Bracknell Forest rights of way network.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: None

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: Place, Planning and Regeneration

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Raised at Local Countryside Access Forum (LCAF) meetings and sent draft document by email for comment.


BFC Highways and Transport and Bracknell Forest LCAF.

Contact: Stephen Chown, Head of Natural Estates Email: Tel: 01344 351226.

Publication date: 20/01/2023

Date of decision: 20/01/2023

Effective from: 28/01/2023

Accompanying Documents: