Countryside Access Projects (Delivery Plan)

The Monmouthshire Countryside Access Improvement Plan (CAIP) sets out the approach to managing access to Monmouthshire’s countryside for the benefit of all Monmouthshire’s residents and visitors, from 2020 to 2030. This Delivery Plan helps monitor the delivery of the CAIP.  It is a live document that shows what projects are taking place each year and it will be amended as projects develop and resources allow. 

This financial year (April 2020 to April 2021) we have been successful in achieving Welsh Government funded grants to help maintain and improve the Wales Coast Path, Offa’s Dyke Path National Park and a new Improvement Grant enabling six local projects to go ahead.  These will provide economic, community and health benefits.  Many of our projects involve partnership work such as the “Mark My Paths” and “Living Levels”.  To encourage residents to walk and cycle more we are also involved with two Active Travel Projects.  In addition, the Countryside Access Team is also involved with other projects such as the Gwent Green Grid Partnership and has many projects being developed for future years. 

It should be noted that this is a very difficult and unusual year.  Two major flooding events followed by COVID means that there is a backlog of work and we are not yet able to carry out fully all our functions or work in the same way as we have before.  Most of our improvement projects have been delayed in starting due to COVID. Nevertheless, we aim to provide a range of projects across Monmouthshire bringing many benefits to our residents and visitors.

Should you wish for more information on any of the above projects, or wish to discuss working with us on future projects, please contact countryside@monmouthshire.gov.uk