West Sussex Local Access Forum

The Local Access Forum provides independent advice on public access to land for public recreation and other purposes.

1 Overview

West Sussex Local Access Forum (WSLAF) is an independent official body which covers the whole of the county, with the exception of the South Downs National Park which has its own Local Access Forum.

What does WSLAF do?

  • Advises on improving public access to land for informal public recreation.
  • Encourages the enjoyment and understanding of the countryside.
  • Considers the needs and concerns of land managers, tenants and owners.
  • Promotes the enhancement and conservation of the natural environment.
  • Works with the County Council to develop, protect and improve the rights of way network.
  • Broadens access to the rights of way network for everyone.

You can find more information on the role of Local Access Forums on GOV.UK.

Supporting documents

2 Become a member

We have a maximum of 22 members, all volunteers, who represent a broad range of interests and views relating to the countryside. If you are interested in becoming a member please contact us.

Supporting documents

3 Meeting dates

The Forum meets formally twice a year, usually on Wednesdays between 10.30am-1.00pm, alternating between Chichester and Horsham. In between these meetings, members may meet informally to progress the work of the Forum. 

Formal meetings are open to the public, but if you would like to attend or speak at a meeting you will need to contact the Forum Officer beforehand.

Scheduled formal meetings for 2019

  • Wednesday 24 April 2019 (AGM) - Chichester
  • Wednesday 23 October 2019 - Horsham

5 Contact the Forum

6 Annual reports and advice

Consultations and advice

2018 responses/advice

2017 responses/advice

2016 responses/advice

Last updated:
22 November 2018

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