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East Ayrshire Draft Recreation Plan 2021-2024

The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 requires that each local authority prepare a Core Paths Plan. Core Paths are recreation and travel routes which allow the public "reasonable access" throughout each local authority area. The plan must be publicised for people to view, providing information about routes that exist but might not be known to everyone.

East Ayrshire Leisure and East Ayrshire Council's Planning and Economic Development Department have agreed that there has been significant changes in land use and route diversions which merit a review of the East Ayrshire Core Path Plan.

After reviewing the 2006 Core Path Plan, the proposal is to change the approach and to produce a guide to the outdoors in the form of a Recreation Plan, which will be presented in a more user friendly format.

It is also recognised that there are currently significant path projects being developed by East Ayrshire Leisure, Ayrshire Roads Alliance and community groups that could contribute to the Recreation Plan. Therefore, the intention is to review the plan on a 3 year rolling basis to enable new developments to be included at regular intervals and to keep the plan up to date and relevant.


A draft East Ayrshire Recreation Plan 2021-2024 for consultation with local communities, landowners and stakeholders was approved by the East Ayrshire Council on 9 December 2020. 

The draft East Ayrshire Recreation Plan 2021 can be viewed below and you are invited to complete the survey (also linked below) to provide comments, suggestions or objections.

The closing date for feedback and or objections is 5pm on Monday 12 April 2021

View the draft Recreation Plan 

Give us your feedback by completing the survey