ROWIP Vision Statements
Examples of authorities' Vision Statements from their ROWIPs include :
- Develop and manage a Rights of Way Network that meets the current and future needs of the local community
- Provide a high quality Rights of Way service, including working effectively with other agencies and authorities
- Enable walking and riding opportunities to as many people as possible, with particular focus on those currently excluded including the young and those with mobility problems
- Contribute towards improving the health of residents of Leicestershire
- Promote Leicestershire as an attractive place to walk and ride for all including those visiting the county
- Monitor and report on how we are achieving these goals at regular intervals
Bracknell Forest Borough Council, through the Bracknell Forest Rights of Way Improvement Plan, aims to produce a public rights of way network:
- on which up-to-date information is readily available by a variety of means;
- that is physically accessible for all;
- which meets the needs of all users for both recreation and access.
Through the Outdoor Access Improvement Plan Bedfordshire County Council will work to:-
- Recognise the economic and social value and heritage of the public rights of way network and accessible open spaces as an important means of access to the countryside.
- Improve public rights of way and outdoor access spaces in order to promote and encourage their use and enjoyment for physical activities and mental well being for all local people and visitors.
- Increase opportunities for sustainable travel and development, for leisure and access to work, school and local services.
- Sustainably maintain the public rights of way network and outdoor access spaces in a safe good condition, to keep the Definitive Map and Statement up to date and make information accessible to people.
City of York
City of York Council through the preparation and implementation of its Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) aims to evaluate and improve the access to local rights of way and the countryside within and around the city for all of York's residents and its visitors.
City of York Council recognises;
- the economic and social value and the health benefits the historic public rights of way network and surrounding open countryside can offer.
- the need for increased opportunities for everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, to be able to enjoy access to the countryside within and around the City.
- the need for all the legal records to be up to date and to cover the whole of their administrative area.
- the impact the ROWIP could have in meeting the aims and objectives of the York Vision and Community Strategy and other key policy documents.
The ROWIP vision for Cheshire:
- To recognise the economic, social value and heritage of our public rights of way network as an important means of access to the countryside.
- To improve local rights of way in order to promote and encourage their use and enjoyment for the physical and mental wellbeing of all of Cheshire's residents and visitors.
- To enhance opportunities for sustainable travel and development, for recreation and access to work, school and services.
- To maintain the public rights of way network in good condition and to keep the Definitive Map and Statement of public rights of way up to date.
Northumberland County Council
Strategic Aim and Objectives
"To enable, improve and promote countryside access within Northumberland for the social and economic benefit of residents of this County and the health and enjoyment of local communities and visitors"
- Recognise the economic, social and heritage value of the rights of way network, complemented by accessible green space and the County's extensive areas of open access.
- Ensure that the benefits and opportunities of the public rights of way network are recognised by all partners and incorporated in their own proposals, plans and policies.
- Prioritise improvements to public rights of way and accessible green space where it will provide significant opportunities to increase participation in physical activities and support health and wellbeing within local communities.
- Sustainably manage the public rights of way network and accessible green space in a safe and good condition and keep the definitive map and statement up to date.
- Increase the opportunities for sustainable travel for leisure and access to work, school and local services.
- Prioritise improvements to individual public rights of way or networks of routes where they will achieve significant economic benefits to the local economy by enhancing recreation and tourism opportunities.
- Identify ways to improve access on public rights of way for those with visual or mobility impairments through enhanced information provision and targeted infrastructure and surface condition improvements, to extend wherever possible the accessibility of the network.
- Enhance the range, type and accessibility of information available on Northumberland's rights of way network for local people and visitors to increase user confidence to explore Northumberland's countryside and local green spaces.
- Work in partnership with all relevant interest groups to improve management of the rights of way network and to facilitate its improvement and promotion.