Coast Path from Grain to Woolwich: comment on proposals

Natural England has submitted a collection of reports to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs setting out proposals for greater access to the coast between Grain and Woolwich.

The opportunity to comment closes at midnight on Wednesday, 31 July 2019.

All representations and objections will be considered before the Secretary of State makes a final decision about the report.

Natural England said the project is a "significant opportunity to improve public access to this stretch of coast, with benefits for residents, businesses and visitors". It argues more people will have easier and more extensive access to the coastal environment for open-air recreation. Once approved and established, this part of the England Coast Path will be managed as part of the family of National Trails.

The proposals are divided into six reports, each relating to a particular length of coast on this stretch. Natural England said interested parties should read the overview which includes background information to help you understand the proposals and maps, use the index map to find the relevant report for the length of coast you are in, and open the corresponding report for more information.

All documents can be found by visiting