The primary purpose of the Tees Valley Local Access Forum is to provide relevant advice to the Appointing Authorities and other local organisations, as stipulated by the current regulations, on how to make the countryside more accessible and enjoyable for open air recreation, in ways that address social, economic and environmental issues. The Forum will assist access provision, giving advice on issues of particular relevance.
The Forum will give advice on three main topics:
1. Implementation, management and review of the statutory rights of way and access to the countryside
2. Improving the rights of way network
3. The development of recreation and access strategies that cater for a wide range of people.