Core Path Planning
Please note: The Core Path Plan is not yet adopted.
A report on each path or launch point that is the subject of an objection to the Argyll & Bute Core Paths Plan has now been submitted to the Scottish Government’s Directorate for Planning & Environmental Appeals (DPEA). They have allocated the plan to a reporter who will now read the reports that have been supplied to him and decide whether to handle them through written submissions or set up a hearing. Letters will then be sent to all objectors asking them to respond to the Council’s position in the reports we have submitted to the DPEA. The majority of objections will be determined through written submissions. You will be given four weeks to respond to the Reporter. The whole process is supposed to take around six months to complete although it can take longer.
The Scottish Government’s guidance on the process “ Part 1 Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003: Code of Practice for Local Inquiries into Core Paths Plans and Other Inquiries Under Part One of the Act” can be found at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/12/12103718/1
The reports on each objection to the Core Paths Plan which include the Access Officer’s Final Recommendations in Section 9 of the Report can be found below. These are the documents that have been submitted to the DPEA and upon which your response may be sought if you are an objector to the Core Paths Plan.
If you need any further information please contact the Access Team.
Completed Objection Reports sent to the Scottish Government Reporter
Access Forum responses to Core Path Objection Reports.
- Area tables for core path objection reports with initial officer recommendation and the LAF response to this recommendation.
- Forum response to Bute and Cowal reports
- Forum response to Helensburgh and Lomond reports
- Forum response to Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Islay reports
- Forum response to Oban, Lorn and the Isles reports
Finalised draft: Objection Reports
In the Objection Reports the Council has compiled all of the representations for and against the designation of each path or launch point along with a commentary on the representations.
NOTE: The consultation is now closed. We will not now accept representaions unless previously arranged with the Outdoor Access Team.
Process for handling comments and objections
The process map shows details of the Councils agreed procedure for handling Core Path Objections.
Map of paths and launch points without objections
See interactive maps of popular paths and launch points. Please contact the Outdoor Access Team for further information or help with access in Argyll and Bute.
Finalised draft: Objections and Responses
It is now possible to see a list of all the representations made for each Core Path and Launch Point. Click either Objections or Responses above to see the reports.
2011 Finalised Draft
The consultation on the Finalised draft of the Plan opened for the public on the 7th of January 2011 and closed on Monday 4th of April 2011.
2009 Consultative Draft
The Consultative Draft Core Paths Plan which was published in March 2009 with the consultation period closing on the 1st of June 2009. This consultation resulted in the Council receiving over 250 responses to the proposals.