Committee details

Purpose of committee

The main role of the LAF is to give advice to local authorities and Natural England on securing increased access to the countryside for open-air recreation within the framework of the Countryside & Rights of Way Act 2000.


The Forum has a positive role to play in assisting with provision of new access opportunities and commenting on issues of particular local relevance, such as:


·        Supporting and advising on the implementation of the right to Open Access Land (mountain, moor, heath, down and registered common land) at a local level, especially with regard to identifying the boundaries of open access land.

·        Considering applications for restrictions or closures of access for land management or conservation purposes.

·        Assisting with improving and developing the existing rights of way network.

·       Advising on the development of Buckinghamshire’s recreation and access plans and strategies, including the Buckinghamshire Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2020-2030.


  • David Briggs  (Vice-Chairman)  NFU, CLA, farming, Chairman of the Bucks CLA, Chairman of the Chilterns LEADER
  • Councillor Steve Broadbent   
  • Gavin Casperz    Disabled Ramblers
  • Andrew Clark    Chiltern Society
  • John Elfes    Ramblers Association
  • Neil Harris    National Trust
  • Alison Heath    British Horse Society
  • Chris Hurworth    Trail Riders’ Fellowship and MPV users
  • Richard Jennings    Cycling UK
  • Alan Lambourne    Parish Councils
  • Richard Pushman  (Chairman)  Bucks Conservation Trust & Bucks Heritage Champion
  • Glynn Thomas    Independent
  • Councillor Alan Turner   
  • Brian Worrell    British Driving Society Beds, Bucks and Herts

Contact information

Support officer: Rebecca Binstead.