Joint Local Access Forum
The Northumberland National Park and County Joint Local Access Forum (JLAF) is an independent body with an interest in public rights of way and access to the countryside in our area. Northumberland National Park Authority works in partnership with Northumberland County Council in the running of the forum
Local Access Forums are advisory bodies. Section 94 of the CROW Act defines their statutory function as being to advise as to the improvement of public access to land in the area, for the purposes of open-air recreation and the enjoyment of the area, and as to such other matters as may be prescribed.
Following the procedure identified in Section 94, Regulation 13 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act, Northumberland established a Joint Local Access Forum (JLAF). Northumberland National Park Authority provides administration for the Joint Local Access Forum.