Rights of Way Improvement Plan

All highway authorities must have a rights of way improvement plan (ROWIP). This should be reviewed every ten years. Our plan expired in 2018. 

We asked for the views of the public and organisations around what our priorities should be for rights of way. We held workshops with parish councils, local councillors and members of the public. We took everyone’s view into account when producing the draft plan.

We completed the draft plan in late 2019 and from February 2020 to May 2020 we consulted with the public and organisations asking if they agreed that we had got the draft plan correct. We're reviewing the responses and will make any relevant changes.

We aim to finalise the Medway Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2020 to 2030 soon and publish it later this year.

Plan priorities

The plan sets out our priorities and actions to improve Medway’s public rights of way over the next 10 years. These actions will help us to provide a high quality, well maintained public rights of way network. 

This should then help everyone to have the chance to visit Medway’s outstanding countryside.

It will also help people make active lifestyles and sustainable travel choices that will help make Medway a great place to live, work and visit.