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Local Access Forum

We are now accepting application forms to recruit the next Cardiff LAF membership for 2020-2023.

Who We Are

Cardiff Council is inviting interested persons to apply to become a member of the Local Access Forum (LAF). The LAF is a statutory body formed as a requirement of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. The forum has been in existence since October 2003 but has to reconstitute itself every three years as required by law. The forum is volunteers who include a range of people from across Cardiff including landowners, access users such as walkers, cyclists and horse riders and those representing other interests such as health and conservation. 


The forum is required to meet between two and four times a year. Forum membership is on a volunteer basis and members will be able to claim reasonable travel expenses. Meetings are held at various locations across the city of Cardiff and usually include a site visit to view and discuss a local project or consider path realignments and improved access within a new development.


More information is available on Natural Resources Wales Local Access Forum website​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window


Cardiff Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) 2020-2030 

The ROWIP is a 10-year prioritised plan for the improvement of Cardiff’s rights of way network and is intended to benefit all users – walkers, cyclists, horse riders and off-road users, as well as people with sight and mobility problems. The plan sets out the principle means by which the highway authority will identify, prioritise and plan for improvements to the existing network. 


The forum will work with the Council’s PRoW team and help advise Officers to ensure work carried out benefits all users for healthy exercise and mental well-being, improved management of the network and key strategies and key aims are achieved.


Become a Local Access Forum Member

Please apply if you are interested in being a part of the forum to influence new initiatives, highlight areas for improvements and help advise the Council with the delivery of the Cardiff ROWIP 2020-2030. 

Download the application form (85kb DOC)​

Please return your completed form by April 6, 2020. 


Address: Public Rights of Way Team, Cardiff Council, Room 301, County Hall, Cardiff CF10 4UW

Email: PublicRightsofWay@cardiff.gov.uk​​    


To request an application to be posted to you, please contact us on the details above or phone: 029 2233 0206


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