23 February 1998
Right-to-roam plans shelved
THE Government is shelving plans to establish a legal “right to roam”. It is
a move that will please landowners but annoy ramblers.
Michael Meacher, environment minister, will publish a consultation paper
giving landowners several years to open up their land voluntarily.
Legislation would be introduced if they did not meet the target.
Financial Times 23/02/98 page 7