402. Making of access orders.

An access order1 must not be made unless it appears to the authority having power to make it that it is impracticable to make an access agreement in respect of the land concerned which would adequately secure to the public access for open-air recreation2. Similarly, where an access agreement is already in force, no access order may be made unless the authority having power to make it is of the opinion that the agreement does not adequately secure such access3.

The authority empowered to make an access order is the local planning authority4 in the area of which the land