Last updated:
5 January 2018

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 four times a year, usually on Wednesdays between 10.30am-1.00pm, alternating between Chichester and Horsham.

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.

Next scheduled meetings

  • Wednesday 31 January 2018 - Chichester (venue change)

4 Agendas and minutes


18 October

19 July

26 April

25 January


19 October

20 July (meeting was cancelled)

20 April

27 January


21 October

8 July

29 April

28 January


5 February

16 April

16 July

22 October

5 Contact the Forum

6 Annual reports and advice

Consultations and advice

2017 responses/advice

2016 responses/advice

2015 responses

2014 responses

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