The Countryside Access Service would like to thank all those who took time to respond to our survey about the proposed rights of way creation. Results of the survey were as follows:

  • There were 27 consultation responses received, of which all supported the creation of a public footpath.
  • 26 thought that provision for cycling should also be made.
  • In response to whether the route should be lit, a majority believed this would be beneficial but expressed concerns regarding the impacts on neighbouring properties. Consideration will be given to alternative solutions than standard lamp columns.

We will now approach the landowners once again with the intention of providing a route as requested. Various considerations regarding lighting and connections will be explored bearing in mind the potential cost implications.

Thank you once again for your feedback. As the project progresses updates will be made available.

Original consultation information:


We are in the process of delivering our Countryside Access Improvement Plan and recommendations for pedestrian and cycling improvements have been made by residents of Bybrook, Ashford.  Agreements are being sought with local landowners to provide a new public footpath to connect the existing public right of way along Bockhanger Lane with Eureka Leisure Park and the new pedestrian/cycling bridge crossing the M20.  The proposed route is demonstrated in the plan attached below.

We should like to hear your views on this project so that it may be designed with these in mind. The route proposed negotiates a fairly steep bank down to the cinema building and would be constructed to a gradient suitable for access for all.

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    28 Oct 2011 at 14:00
  • Closed
    2 Dec 2011 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    02 Mar 2012


Consulting Organisation Type Kent County Council
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation Ashford
Consultation Topic Public rights of way
Consultation Methods Online survey / questionnaire / forms, Open responses (e.g. letters and email)
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