Have your say on coast path

Friday, January 10, 2014


LETTERS From Howard Duffus, Totland:

DEFRA has started another consultation on the long-awaited proper coastal path. I urge your readers to support this proposal.

1. The present coastal path hardly justifies the name. There are big gaps at Osborne Estate, Barton Manor and the MOD land near Porchfield. A coast-hugging path would attract more anglers, surfers, cyclists, canoeists and walkers.

2. This would bring economic benefits to the Island (£35-40 million per annum is estimated), for a relatively low cost. The Island’s economy needs a boost.

3. Discrimination. It is unjust the Island is the only coastal county in England excluded from the Marine etc Act 2009, which provides for a proper coastal path.

4. Four passenger ferry services link the Island to Hampshire and would enable the enjoyment of a 70-mile coastal walk by itself or as part of a longer distance walk starting on the mainland.

The consultation is at https://consult.defra.gov.uk/landscape-outdoor-recreation-and-forestry/isle-of-wight-coastal-access

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