In the agenda papers for the next public rights of way committee meeting, Devon County Council officers have recommended that “no modification orders” be made with respect to four proposals to upgrade a bridleway for use by “all traffic.”

Proposals five and 15 are within my county council ward.

The proposals include one of the most beautiful spots in East Devon – Fire Beacon Hill, which is partly managed by the RSPB, is a nature reserve and home to all manner of important wildlife, including the Dartford Warbler. It is one of the only places in the UK where it can be spotted.

I will be going along to speak in support of the officers’ recommendations.

The meeting, which starts at 2pm on Tuesday 25 February, will be webcast live here – http://www.devoncc.public-i.tv/core/ 

Here are the agenda papers – http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/councildemocracy/decision_making/cma/cma_document.htm?cmadoc=agenda_prw_20140225.html