Council to dedicate Caerwent right of way
4:20pm Monday 14th January 2013 in News
MONMOUTHSHIRE council is to dedicate a public right of way on land at Caerwent to secure access from the centre of the village to the ancient southern gate.
Access to the southern gate in the village, which attracts thousands of visitors each year, is currently gained via an unofficial path crossing the village churchyard which is restricted by an ancient stone stile.
The proposed alternative will be largely barrier-free and will allow wheelchair access.
The council owns the land but intends to dispose of it.
Monmouthshire’s cabinet member for modernisation, enterprise and communications, Cllr Bob Greenland said: “The dedication of a new right of way will secure public access within this historic site. The alternative footpath is already in place so no extra cost will be incurred by the county council.”