LAF Members

Page updated on: 15/02/2023

The membership will include a Chair and Deputy Chair elected in accordance with the LAF regulations. A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 other members, which must include a balanced representation of recreational access users, landowners and occupiers and representation of other interests especially relevant to the area.

The membership will be balanced to avoid dominance by any single interest group, represent a cross section of interests in the area and live or work within the area or have sound knowledge of the area.

Members will be expected to: 

  • Adhere to the sections relating to Local Access Forums in the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, relevant regulations and these Terms of Reference
  • Show commitment to achieving the aims of the LAF through constructive working with other members
  • Be able to devote the necessary time to attend meetings and network outside meetings
  • Have sufficient experience of access to the countryside in the local area to be able to make an informed and constructive contribution to improving access provision
  • Be capable of working with a wide range of interest groups.