The Power for National Park Authorities to make Traffic Regulation Orders

The consultation concerns a new power for National Park Authorities (NAOs) to make Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs).  The Government had given assurances to the CLA during that private access should not be affected and that the aim of the power was to restrict damaging recreational access.  Given these assurances we have argued in the current consultation that two aims are important:

a) Guidance to NAOs must be clear that the power is intended to be used to restrict public recreational access and not private access;

b) The regulations associated with the making of TROs in national parks must afford the maximum opportunity for individuals whose properties are to be affected, to be notified of any proposed TRO, given the opportunity to comment and, if necessary, their objections aired at public inquiry.

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