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Local Access Forum

​​​We are looking for members of the next Cardiff Local Access Forum (LAF) for March 2024 to 2027. 

Who we are

Cardiff Council’s Local Access Forum was put together as a requirement of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. The forum has existed since 2003.​

We must recruit new members every 3 years. The forum has 12 to 20 members who represent the local community. We aim for members to represent a wide range of interests, such as: 

  • landowners, 
  • access users, such as walkers, cyclists, and horse riders, and
  • health and conservation representatives.

The forum meets several times a year, virtually and in person, to consider topics, such as: 

  • recreational access including walking, horse-riding, mountain biking, access to water and off-road driving,
  • creating a more accessible network for all to use and enjoy,
  • protecting and enhancing biodiversity and habitats near rights of way,
  • monitoring the Cardiff Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2020-2030, and
  • responding to various Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales (NRW) consultations including local development plans affecting Rights of Way paths.

Cardiff Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2020 to 2023

The Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) is a 10 year plan to improve Cardiff’s right of way network. The plan sets out how we will identify, prioritise and plan for improvements to the network. 

The forum will work with us to help us make sure: 

  • work carried out will benefit all users, 
  • management of the network is improved, and
  • key strategies and key aims are met. 

Become an LAF member

If you are interested in being part of the forum, please download the application form (88kb DOC)​.

You must send us your application form by Friday 24 November 2023. 

If you would like us to send you an application form by post, please contact us. 

Tel: 029 2233 0206 or 029 2233 0207

Public Rights of Way Team
Cardiff Council
Melin Grufudd Room, Courtyard
County Hall
CF10 4UW

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