Update – 12th September 2019 …..SEVEN DAYS TO GO!
At the Parish Council meeting this evening, a number of parishioners and your councillors all expressed their concerns about the implications of the proposed route of the Coastal Path. Essentially, it would restrict access to the sea wall and foreshore for all Kingston residents – something which has been your right for over one hundred years.
IT IS TIME TO ACT!
Your Parish Council will be making a Formal Representation to Natural England protesting against this withdrawal of access rights but it is important that the depth of feeling in the Parish is reflected by the volume of representations that are sent in. The original post below linked to all of the necessary documents but if you are able to use Word, the necessary template to open and complete is here. The completed document can be emailed in – quicker – or posted.
Either way, representations must arrive at Natural England’s office in Bristol by midnight on Thursday 19th September
If you would prefer to print something off and complete it by hand, a PDF of the form is here. This will have to be posted (or hand delivered) so allow extra time!
(The explanatory note for the representation form is here)
It was great to see so many parishioners this evening and I’m sure that they will all be making representations alongside the Parish Council’s submission. Please join us in expressing our dissatisfaction with what is proposed and the potential removal of the rights of our parishioners.
If you would like to discuss this, please contact any one of your Councillors.
Original Post – 7th August 2019
The Parish Council has received details of the proposals from Natural England about the proposed Coastal Path.
After the general documents, the section that specifically affects KS is in ABD 6 of the documentation on the Government’s website. This is all accessible through the link below (unfortunately, ABD 6 is too big to upload to this website).
Your Parish Councillors are considering this material over the next month and will be discussing this at their meeting on Thursday 12th September prior to submitting comments.
As an individual you are welcome to comment directly or, if you would prefer, please talk to one of your Councillors about your views or email me and I will share with the Council.
Steve Dixon – Parish Clerk, August 2019.
Document received from Natural England
On 25th July 2019 Natural England submitted its report to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs setting out our proposals for improved access to the coast. These proposals form part of a programme to establish a continuous walking route around England’s coastline, as set out in the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (MCA).
Further details about the proposals can be found at
By visiting the coastal access webpage for this stretch of coast you will find all the information you need including the following documents and forms:
- The Overview report and eight length Reports with accompanying maps
- The Nature Conservation Assessment
- The Habitats Regulations Assessment
- The form that must be used for making a representation
- Guidance notes to help you complete the representation form
All representations about the report must be received by Natural England no later than midnight on Thursday 19th September 2019. We cannot consider any responses received after this deadline.
Before deciding whether you wish to make a representation, you may find it helpful to consult the detailed guidance which is published at:
The Secretary of State will make a decision about the report when all representations and objections have been considered. Establishment of the new access arrangements will not begin until that decision is made.