Access & infrastructure
Not all plans cover access and infrastructure aspects – these aspects are sometimes dealt with in a separate, add-on plan. There are advantages in having an all-inclusive plan though. Such a plan can consider the potential impacts from visitor pressures, as well as the benefits in terms of people engagement, education, support and even income generation.
A description of the access and infrastructure of the site can include anything used or provided for visitors, such as paths, public transport, car parks or visitor centres (see the example provided). It could also include infrastructure used for the management of the site, such as tracks, hides or even offices. Infrastructure that impacts the site, such as powerlines, roads or railways can also be covered.