Monmouthshire County Council is reviewing its improvement plan for countryside access, including walking, cycling and horse riding.  It is calling upon the public, land managers and organisations with a stake in countryside access to complete one of its three questionnaires, or write to the council with their comments.

Councillor Bryan Jones, Monmouthshire’s cabinet member with responsibility for countryside access said: “The countryside faces unprecedented challenges.  Political and climate change could change the face of our landscape, and for many there is a disconnection with nature.  Countryside access management must adapt to these challenges and also work in partnership to provide a multitude of benefits linking with health and well-being and active travel.  We would like to hear from land managers, the public and interested organisations to ensure that our new policies and business plan are suitable for future generations.  Public support and input is vital so that we can use this evidence within the new plan to attract funding and partnerships to deliver improvement programmes.”

Questionnaires

Public Questionnaire

Land Management Questionnaire

Organisation Questionnaire

For paper or pdf copies email: countryside@monmouthshire.gov.uk – the closing date for returning the questionnaires or submitting comments is Monday, 22nd October.  Comments may be sent to: countryside @monmouthshire.gov.uk by 22nd October.