Ashton Court Greenway Open

We managed it by Easter, as we said we would. The path linking the gate by UWE with the gate to Long Ashton village is now finished and open to the public.

In just 800m the route crosses meadows, looks from under branches up to the Mansion, and winds through a belt of woodland.

In keeping with the times, the path is a generous 2.5m wide at all points, so you can keep your distance.

We have even cut some seats in an old fallen tree, and spaced some logs with 2m spacing too.

We are immensely grateful to Chris, Ashley, Clive and Gordon from Safety Green Limited for seeing it through. Laying concrete while staying 2m apart takes some planning.

Thanks to our volunteers for their work in preparing the woodland and constructing the fences.

Thanks to UWE and Bristol City Council for permission to use their land and thanks to Steve Clampin and his team at Ashton Court for all their support too.

Thanks to Veolia Community Trust for funding the route – with help from Sustrans and North Somerset Council.

 

 

 

Waddesdon Greenway – new planning application

We have submitted a planning application to extend the Waddesdon Greenway from Aylesbury Vale Parkway Station towards the centre of Aylesbury following the Emerald Way, with a new bridge over the river Thame at Haydon Hill.

The planning document is here:
Haydon Hill planning document December 2019
The planning reference is: 19/04463/APP. Please write in support through the Aylesbury Vale District Council planning  portal 
Haydon Hill planning application link

Wye Valley Greenway new planning application

We have submitted a planning application to extend the proposed Wye Valley Greenway over the A48 as far as Wyedean School.

The planning document is here:
Wyedean School to Bishton Lane Planning document

The planning reference is P1735/19/FUL. Please write in support through the Forest of Dean Planning  portal   
Wyedean School extension planning application

Ashton Court Greenway gets the go ahead

The Ashton Court Greenway is to become a reality.
We have secured funding, thanks to Veolia Limited, Sustrans and North Somerset Council, and discharged the necessary planning conditions thanks to the City Council staff at Ashton Court. In December we carried out the preliminary tree work.

We will be holding three volunteer work days – 13 January, 15 January and 16 January to sort out fencing, make habitat piles in the woodland, and prepare for the contractor – Safety Green Limited who will start work that week.

This is what we started with:                and this is what we have now:

Waddesdon Greenway celebrates first anniversary

DSC_1608Waddesdon Greenway marked its first anniversary on Saturday 14th September with a group walk along the Greenway.  Over 40 people, many new to the Greenway, joined the event on a beautiful sunny day.

The Greenway was officially opened by MP Jesse Norman, then Transport Minister for walking and cycling, on Thursday 13th September 2018. The route has been well used ever since, with approximately 70,000 trips made along the route by commuters, cyclists, runners, dog-walkers, families and tourists to date.

Paul Irwin, Buckinghamshire County Council’s Deputy Cabinet Member for Transport, and local County Councillor, said: “This is such a great route for anyone to get out and about in our glorious countryside, and I’m delighted so many thousands have enjoyed the Greenway in the past year. This route supports the Council’s intention to develop a quality cycle network, and sits well with the Aylesbury Garden Town vision.”

 

Ashton Court Greenway

We are delighted to say that the Ashton Court Missing link  was granted planning permission on 30 May. (ref 19/00165/F – Kennel Lodge Road Bristol BS3 2JT )

Many thanks to the all those who sent in letters of support, and particularly to the two Councillors who helped this along its way.

The route will link the two gates at the bottom of the estate, at UWE and Long Ashton with an all-weather, level, surfaced path suitable for walkers, cyclists and wheelchairs.

Subject to confirmation of funding, we hope to build the path in the late Autumn – we cannot start until bird-nesting season is well past.

you can view the project document here:

Ashton  planning document Jan 2019

 

 

New route opens in Berrow

We have opened a new route  linking Unity Farm with the Sedgemoor Nature Reserve  car park in Berrow.  This is the final item to be completed with the funding provided by the Coastal Communities Fund for works in the Brean area.  It enables walkers or cyclists to avoid the busy coast road, and enjoy the delightful land dune-scape.

The end points are: bus stop on the sea side of the coast road opposite Unity Farm campsiteTA8 2RB and Berrow Beach parking TA8 2QX

We are negotiating with the land-owner to see if we can extend  the route south to Burnham-on-Sea.