Since 2012 Natural England has been preparing proposals to improve public access along a 67 km stretch of the Dorset coast between Lyme Regis and Rufus Castle, Portland. n 8 July 2015, Natural England submitted a report to the Secretary of State setting out the proposals for improved access to the coast between Lyme Regis and Rufus Castle, Portland.
You can now comment by making formal representations and objections about the report. These must be received by Natural England no later than 5pm on Wednesday 2 September 2015. The Secretary of State will decide whether to approve the proposals in Natural England’s report in the light of any representations, any objections from affected owners or occupiers, and the appointed person’s (an inspector from the Planning Inspectorate) recommendations as to how any objections should be determined.
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All representations and objections will be considered before the Secretary of State makes a final decision about the report.
The report is available as a series of separate documents. You should:
- read the overview which includes background information to help you understand the proposals and maps
- use the index map to find the relevant chapter for the length of coast you are interested in
- open the corresponding chapter of the report for more information
Representations and objections about the report can now be made and must be received by Natural England by 5pm on Wednesday 2 September 2015. You can find more details on commenting here.