PEOPLE on the Isle of Wight have been urged to show support for a complete coastal path, after Defra announced a second consultation round.
A consultation will run until January 24 to give a second opportunity for people to state, or re-state, their views on whether or not the government should make an order for the Isle of Wight.
Isle of Wight Ramblers’ chairman David Howarth said: "This is a tremendous opportunity for all Islanders to show their support for this essential scheme.
"Whilst the rest of England is developing a 2,800 mile coastal path, the Island is currently excluded.
"The financial benefits would be extremely beneficial to the Island’s economy. We know that £380 million was spent by users of the South West Coastal Path in 2011.
"The current Island path is good in parts, but there are some 21 miles which are nowhere near the sea. An order to develop our coastal path would produce a world class trail."
The Country Land and Business Association, which represents landowners, previously branded the exercise "a waste of public money" urging, instead an informal access scheme.
The consultation is online at: