The Norfolk Local Access Forum (NLAF) has 22 volunteer members. They are appointed for a three-year term under the terms of the Local Access Forum legislation (Section 94 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act, 2000) and the NLAF’s own constitution.
Members represent a range of interests including:
- Countryside access (walking, cycling, horse riding)
- Land ownership
- Environment and conservation
- Local community issues such as public transport, local businesses, tourism
- All abilities access
This ensures that the Forum can take a well-rounded approach to improving countryside access for residents and visitors.
Members help us make improvements for countryside access in ways identified in the NAIP (Norfolk’s Rights of Way Improvement Plan), our blueprint for action.
Members act for their appointed interest area directly, representing the views of others within their category, and in a wider strategic way. This enables the NLAF to offer advice on ‘bigger picture’ access issues in Norfolk such as improving countryside network connectivity, helping tackle climate change, and improving people’s health.
Members are committed to improving access for outdoor recreation and the responsible enjoyment of green spaces. They work objectively and positively with other members of the NLAF and Norfolk County Council officers.