The Needs of People with Disabilities
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Access provision should always take account of the needs of people with disabilities. Opportunities for disabled people to gain access to the countryside can be readily improved by removing unnecessary barriers and installing gaps or gates instead of stiles. If a gate, kissing gate, or stile is to be installed on a path, there should be an assessment of whether such action is justified.
Installing a Gate, Kissing Gate or Stile?
Is it Justified or Reasonable?
- is the structure absolutely necessary (e.g. to control livestock)?
- is it the least restrictive option?
- what is the likelihood that it will cause some restriction to users?
- what is the extent of any restriction created and what types of user will it affect?
- what is the effort or cost needed to remove the restriction or to enable people to avoid it?