Here is some news on where we are with the various cycling projects into and out of the Valley
- from Devon Councillor Stuart Hughes, who represents Sidmouth at County level and whose cabinet portfolio includes cycling:
Woolbrook/Long Park to Byes link was approved at the East Devon HATOC Committee
which I Chair and so work should be able to commence in the near future and will
need to be completed by March 31st 2015 as this is time constraint due to it
being 106 funded.
2. Sidford to Sidbury phase of Sid Valley Trail. Both
myself and [Cllr] Claire Wright have agreed the preferred route which will be on the
eastern side of the A375. The County Council will now start negotiations with
land owners and it is hoped that a planning application could be submitted later
Once permission is forthcoming then funding will be available
through the LTP.
3. Sidmouth to Feniton feasibility study: this is going to
be a very long process and will take 10 to 15 years to reach fruition which is
similar timescale to the Exe Estuary Trail.
Paul [Hawkins] carried out some excellent
work on the study and Sustrans provided the funding for this work to be carried
We now need to see which parts of the trail will be the easiest to
deliver. The Ottery group are concentrating on the Feniton to Ottery section.
As far as the Sidmouth end is concerned No.1 above is the first section of
the trail towards the Bowd.
Stuart Hughes CC
Cabinet member for Highways Management
Cycle Devon | Devon County Council
Otter Trail | Otter Shared Use Path
Devon Coast to Coast - Map | Sustrans
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