Introducing LARA’s new Technical Advisor

Following the retirement of Alan Kind, we would like to welcome Dave Waterman who will be supplying his services to LARA as its Technical Advisor from March 1st.

Dave worked for DEFRA from 2000 until 2018. His role in DEFRA was mainly as head of recreation and access policy, which included public rights of way policy and legislation, but included National Parks policy. Before that Dave worked in a wide variety of roles in the Departments of Environment and Transport, including the Planning Inspectorate and the (then) Vehicle Inspectorate.

Dave drives a Defender, but his exploration off the beaten track is generally by bicycle or on foot. As you will see from the above, Dave brings a high degree of expertise to the role and a special understanding of PROW issues from a government perspective.