Work is now well underway on the England Coast Path - a new National Trail around all of England's open coast.
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29 September 2014 - we submitted a report to the Secretary of State setting out our proposals for improved access to the Norfolk coast between Hopton-on-Sea and Sea Palling. The period for making formal representations and objections on our report will close at 5.30pm on 24 November 2014.
19 September 2014 - we submitted a report to the Secretary of State setting out our proposals for improved access to the south east coast between Camber in East Sussex and Folkestone in Kent. The period for making formal representations and objections on our report will close at 5.00pm on 14 November 2014.
10 July 2014 - the Secretary of State has approved the next stretch of the England Coast Path between Brean and Minehead on the coast of Somerset. Work is now underway to prepare the new stretch of coast path for public use.
For the first time people will have the right of access around all our open coast, including – where appropriate – ‘spreading room’ along the way where you will be able to rest, relax or admire the view.
The new right of access will be brought into effect at different times around the coast although they are already in place along a short section of coast at Weymouth. There are five stages to the process, explained below.
More work is already underway on several other parts of the coast.
(10 July 2014) Approval for the first stretch of the England Coast Path in Somerset has been announced today.
(15 April 2014) Approval for a new stretch of the England Coast Path has been announced today opening up 41 km of improved access for people to enjoy the beautiful coastline between Sea Palling and Weybourne in Norfolk.