go on show for new cycle path from Burnham-On-Sea to Berrow
consultation event is to be held this week to gather feedback on
new plans for an extended cycle path running between Burnham-On-Sea
first reported here
last month, it is proposed that the new path for pedestrians and
cyclists will run between Unity farm and the Co-op in Berrow Road,
also creating a long-awaited path along the Coast Road.
plans from Greenways and Cycleroutes Limited will be formally on
show this week at a consulation event in Berrow Village Hall this
Wednesday (18th April).
Parish Council is organising the session from 58pm when members
of the council's planning committee will be present to hear your
proposals form part of an extended cycle path, a year after the
opening of the first section of the Brean
Way cycle path between Weston and Brean.
and Cycleroutes says: "The project will reconstruct and repair
the existing right of way to complete and overall route from Unity
farm to the Co-op in Berrow Road."
has long been a demand for a traffic free route over this section
of busy road."
Parish Council have sought to create a path beside the Coast Road
for over 20 years."
750m section between Hurn Lane and Berrow Church has no footway
on either side, making this section of road all but impassable in
addition, the Coast Road is not particularly wide so equally there
is no safe place for cyclists, particularly families and holidaymakers."
and Cycleroutes worked with the local councils and landowners to
open up the Brean Down Way from Weston-Super-Mare to Brean. Following
this, local Councillors encouraged us to consider extending further
south to connect to Berrow and Burnham-On-Sea."
opportunities for making a good quality and attractive route along
this corridor are very limited. One can walk along the beach, and
even cycle, but there are no continuous public rights of way running
north or south, although there are 7 or 8 public paths running through
to the beach."
open land between the main roads is owned by just four parties,
Unity Farm, Sedgemoor District Council at Berrow Dunes, Berrow Parish
Council and the Burnham and Berrow Golf Club. A successful route
utterly depends upon the support and goodwill of these local landowners."
are being welcome by Sedgemoor District Council on the application
- which is reference number 05/18/00006 until April 27th, 2018.
Copies of feedback are being requested by Berrow Parish Council
at Berrow Village Hall, Parsonage Road, Berrow, TA8 2NL.
map above shows the proposed route and work that's needed: 1 Unity
Farm section; 2. Through Berrow Dunes Nature Reserve to their car
park to avoid narrow footway on road past Roughlands; 3. Clear back
and widen existing footway as far as Hurn Lane; 4. New path alongside
ditch on the boundary of the golf course; 5. Pick up old road past
Berrow Church; 6. Rebuild existing track past Recreation Ground