416. Implementation of the coastal access duty.

The Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 makes provision for the implementation of the coastal access duty1 by adding provisions into the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949, 2which supplement the existing provisions relating to long-distance routes3. These provisions enable Natural England4 to prepare and submit a report5 containing proposals for a coastal route6. They make provision for areas subject to erosion7, alternative routes8, temporary diversions