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Draft Direction To Exclude The Right Of Access - Reference AP1861965

This draft direction and accompanying assessment report describes how Natural Resources Wales (NRW) are minded to grant an application to exclude public access for safety reasons to an area of land which has been dedicated under Part I Section 16 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000

Regulation 6 (2) of The Countryside Access (Exclusion or Restriction of Access) (Wales) Regulations 2003 requires NRW as a relevant authority to publish a draft direction on a web site when it is minded to approve an exclusion or restriction of access for the avoidance of the risk of fire or danger to the public under section 25(1) of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.

This requirement relates to potential exclusions or restrictions of public access “indefinitely or during a period which exceeds, or may exceed, 6 months” [Reg 6 (1)].Regulation 6 (2) and 6 (3) requires NRW to send a copy of the draft direction and its assessment report for comment to each of the organisations listed in Schedule 1 and to the relevant local access forum.

Regulation 8 requires that NRW consider before deciding whether to give a direction, any representations made by the above persons within the time permitted and NRW may, if it thinks it appropriate consider any other representations which it receives.

Reason for excluding or restricting the right of access

Provision of the Countryside & Rights of Way Act 2000 under which the draft direction is given:
Section 25(1)(b) - Avoidance of danger to the public.

Land to which the draft direction applies:
AP1861965, The Ranges, Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd.

How to respond:

Please submit your comments by 4pm on Monday 1 July 2013, in any of the following ways:


Forestry Grants and Regulations
Natural Resources Wales
Clawdd Newydd
LL15 2NL

Additional information

Representations may be made in Welsh or English. Please note that copies of any representations received by NRW may be made available to other parties to whom they relate.

Related document downloads

Access reference AP1861965 Assessment of a proposal to exclude the right of access for 5 years minus 1 day for the purpose of avoiding danger to members of the general public. PDF [2.7 MB]

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