FOI request (FOI-88786601)
17/162 - Natural England Advice and documents referred to by Cllr Chowney in his reply to point 11 of my question to full council
Requested Wed 19 September 2018
Responded Tue 25 September 2018
In a reply to a question to full council on 15/02/2017 Cllr Chowney stated (his reply is in blue italicized):
- What progress has been made by HBC in pursuing the goals referred to in point 11? Namely:
- Obtaining the views of Natural England
Natural England visited Hastings Country Park in August 2016 to inform the Council of the process to implement the England Coastal Path from 2017. They made it clear they were not in a position to give specific advice with regards the Ecclesbourne footpath at this stage. The Council will liaise with Natural England on the implementation of England Coastal Path when requested. They have indicated that where it is not possible to follow the coastal path, there is consideration in the methodology for diverting the footpath away from landslips and coastal erosion sites.
Please provide me with all supporting documents and correspondence between HBC and Natural England concerning the Coastal Path and Ecclesbourne Glen to support Cllr Chowney's statement.
Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding.
Natural England are implementing the coastal path in England. At the site meeting in August 2017, the Natural England officer explained how the coastal path will be implemented.
The information on how the coastal path is implemented can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/england-coast-path-in-the-south-east-of-england
No other documentation is held.
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