The role of the Local Access Forum (LAF) is to advise the County Council and other bodies on access issues.

The LAF is consulted on:

  • Proposals to appoint wardens on land where the right of access applies
  • Byelaws affecting access land
  • Long term restrictions and exclusions of access
  • Rights of way improvement plan implementation.

The LAF deals with all forms of access and it will advise on strategy and planning issues but it is not expected to get involved in specific casework or individual routes. 

Local Access Forum (LAF) annual reports 

Local Access Forum (LAF) Constitution

See the Local Access Forum (LAF) Constitution.

Local Access Forum (LAF) membership

We're happy to welcome new members to the LAF. We're particularly interested in people who can represent disabled access needs, youth interests, land managers, horse riders and cyclists. 

Job description and person specification for LAF members

Application pack for membership of the LAF

If you're interested in volunteering with the LAF fill in our Volunteer Form and we'll get back to you.

Contact us

If you would like more information on access issues, please contact the LAF Secretary.


Phone: 01992 588433


LAF Administrator c/o Countryside and Rights of Way Service

County Hall CHN101

Pegs Lane



SG13 8DN