Sustrans is a charity which aims to make it easier for people to walk and cycle by making the case for change and providing solutions, in partnership with local organisations.
In partnership with BANES Council, Bristol Water, Mendip AONB, Natural England, West of England Rural Network (WERN), Sustrans have been developing proposals for a traffic free walking and cycling route around Chew Valley Lake. It is the intention of the partnership that this new facility is an asset to the whole local community, and it is one of the aspirations of the Chew Valley and Stowey Sutton Neighbourhood Plans. The route has been developed in consultation with known local landowners and takes account of numerous constraints related to conservation of the protected lakeside species and habitats within the Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Protected Area (SPA).
The partnership are aiming to submit a funding application for £1 million from the Rural Development Program Fund in September. A planning application has been submitted. You can view the documents and comment on-line – here is the link.
The partnership would like to invite you find out more at a community consultation event on June 28th at 4pm – 7.30pm in the Children’s Centre of Chew Valley School. Members of the project team will be on hand to talk about the proposals and refreshments will be provided.
For more information contact: Siȃn Thomas, Network Development Manager, email:firstname.lastname@example.org