Closed – Consultation on draft proposals for coastal access in Cumbria – Allonby to Whitehaven

Natural England has published the Draft Proposals for improving coastal access between Allonby and Whitehaven in Cumbria. The closing date for comments is 5pm on Friday 3 August 2012. The proposals are for an enhanced walking route to be created along the 36 km of coast to provide greater access for local residents and visitors alike. This marks the first stages of implementation of the England Coast Path in the North West England, which was set in motion by the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.

Natural England is inviting comments from all interested parties including land owners and farmers, residents, businesses and people who use the area for recreation. Your feedback will help to shape the final proposals for the route and ensure that local issues are addressed.

To view copies of the Draft Proposals and comment form see the Natural England website.

Hard copies are also available to view at a range of locations along the coast in Allonby, Maryport, Workington and Whitehaven as well as being on display at the Cumbria County Council offices in Carlisle. For more details on these locations, and for information on a series of drop-in sessions running from 28th to 31st May where the consultation documents can be viewed and officers from Natural England and Cumbria County Council will be present to answer any questions or queries, see the Natural England website.

If you have any queries regarding the consultation process, please call the Natural England enquiry line on 0845 600 3078 or email your query to this address: allonbytowhitehaven.consultation@naturalengland.org.uk

For more general information on the work being undertaken to create the English Coastal Path – a new National Trail around all of England’s open coast – see the Natural England website.

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