Rights of way consultation

Please note: The consultation is now closed and we thank everyone who has taken part. The responses to the consultation will be considered and incorporated into the final proposals which will be available in the next few months. These pages are being left available for information only. 

People are being encouraged to help shape the future of Staffordshire's rights of way network through a 10 week consultation.

Our stunning rural county boasts 4,500 km of public footpaths and bridleways which are enjoyed by thousands of people every year. We are responsible for working with landowners and others to keep these public rights of way open, safe and appealing for people to use and enjoy.

However, as the county council’s income reduces but demand for services such as adult social care continues to increase, we need to find savings and new ways of working in everything we do.

New standards

The county council is therefore proposing new standards for how we will work  to maintain these important community assets into the future.

The county council is encouraging organisations and individuals who are passionate about rights of way to take part in the consultation to shape how they are maintained in the future.

The consultation ran from Monday 16 October to 25 December 2017. 

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