{meta} Agenda for Devon Countryside Access Forum on Thursday, 12th October, 2017, 10.00 am

Agenda

Contact: Hilary Winter, Forum Officer, 07837171000, 01392 382084  Email: hilary.winter@devon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

Declaration of interests

3.

Minutes of the Forty-Seventh meeting held on 27 April 2017 pdf icon PDF 660 KB

4.

Matters arising

4.1

Dog advice

4.2

Exe Estuary Partnership - dog walking code of conduct

4.3

Minor road network

4.4

DCAF Annual Report 2016/17

5.

Correspondence log pdf icon PDF 144 KB

6.

Public questions

7.

DCAF member attendance at events/meetings and working groups

7.1

National Local Access Forum Conference pdf icon PDF 162 KB

7.2

Equestrian publicity and trail surfacing working group pdf icon PDF 207 KB

·         To note and approve email from working group to Lesley Garlick, DCC (Explore Devon website). (Page 21)

·         To note and approve letter from working group to Steve Gardner, Public Rights of Way Senior Officer. (Pages 23 - 24)

·         To consider response from Steve Gardner, Public Rights of Way Senior Officer. (Pages 25 - 26)

·         To consider and approve Trail Principles draft statement. (Page 27)

Additional documents:

7.3

Training day

Report on joint training day with Dartmoor Access Forum at Fingle Woods.

8.

Minutes of the Public Rights of Way Committee held on 6 July 2017 pdf icon PDF 66 KB

9.

Public Rights of Way update

10.

Presentation by Natural England

David Trump and Jane Beech, Lead Advisers, Coastal Access. The England Coast Path in Devon:  Issues and opportunities for improving access from Kingswear to Cremyll (South Devon) and Combe Martin to Marsland Mouth (North Devon).

11.

To note and approve responses to consultations

11.1

Coastal access - Lyme Regis to Kingswear. Response to Natural England pdf icon PDF 237 KB

11.2

Running Free (consultation on preserving the free use of public parks) - Department for Communities and Local Government pdf icon PDF 156 KB

11.3

Meddon Green Local Nature Reserve - North Devon Biosphere consultation pdf icon PDF 225 KB

11.4

Local Plan modification - North Devon and Torridge District Councils pdf icon PDF 138 KB

11.5

BS5709 Gaps, Gates and Stiles - British Standards Institute pdf icon PDF 299 KB

12.

Current consultations

13.

Disability access

13.1

DCAF disability access position statement pdf icon PDF 243 KB

To note and approve disability access position statement.

13.2

Disability access at Sidmouth and the South West Coast Path pdf icon PDF 961 KB

To note and approve report compiled by Gordon Guest.

13.3

Disability access at Dawlish

To consider request for DCAF advice at site in Dawlish.

14.

Deregulation Act 2015

15.

Any other business

16.

Date of next meeting