Proposals to amend the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 for Coastal Land

CLA has responded to Defra's consultation on proposed changes to the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 to accommodate the new right of access to the coast.  We have reiterated that the right of access should only apply to coastal land, and not other land types, and that more explicit provision must be made to protect businesses on the coast - notably camping and caravan parks, golf courses, and agricultural land.  We have welcomed the government's proposals to ensure that parks and gardens are excepted from the right of access.  We have offered to work with government to improve the rules relating to dogs on access land and public rights of way.

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