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Countryside Rights of Way and Public Access

ESCC CountrysideGive East Sussex County Council your views on future plans for public rights of way and public access countryside sites.  In East Sussex there are  2,000 miles of public rights of way (PRoW), made up of footpaths, bridleways, byways and restricted byways. The ESCC are also involved in managing ten open access countryside sites across East Sussex.

ESCC  have produced a ‘strategy’ document which, when approved, will guide their investment and policy plans over the next three years. Click the image  to the left to go to the ESCC consultation page. For anyone that is interested in the countryside I recommend reading this document. If you want to submit your comments you can do so from now and until 29th of July 2016. 


You can also phone or email ESCC on this consultation:  0345 60 80 193

I believe it is important to comment now in order to show the County Council what are are our priorities for maintaining public rights of way (PRoW) over the Downs and in the countryside as well as for open access countryside. The report also covers ten special areas of access including places like the Seven Sisters County Park and Riverside Park (in the lower Ouse valley between Piddinghoe & Newhaven). For a map of PRoW click HERE

If we don’t comment and budgets get cut then there won’t be money there in future years to carry on this important work. To see the full strategy document click: countryside-access-strategy