The planning process is a key stage in developing our Greenway routes and taking them forward to eventual construction. We encourage everyone to visit the local authority planning portal and submit comments in support of the schemes.
Current applications include:
Planning application for Link to Waddesdon School – application no.23/00777/APP
Greenways has been hoping to make an extension from the existing Waddesdon Greenway to connect with the School and with the centre of the village. The proposals have now been submitted for planning and it would be helpful if our friends could write into Buckinghamshire Council with letters of support. All being well we would like to undertake the construction of this project during the summer holidays with the planting to follow over the winter. See the planning application here.
The Brislington Tramway Link
Bristol City Council Planning 21/00894/FUL. This 1km long section of path along an old railway would link the existing Whitchurch Way to the River Avon Path and the centre of Bristol. This project includes a key railway bridge under the very busy A4 Bath Road. You can view the Planning Application document here and the updated ecology document here.
The Dean Forest Greenway
Forest of Dean District Council P1913/21/FUL. This Greenway will connect Parkend to Lydney over a 5km route, which bypasses the main road. We have been working closely with Forestry England and the Forest of Dean Railway to achieve this path which will link to the extensive network of traffic-free routes in the Forest of Dean. You can view the Planning Application document here.
The Shepton Viaducts Project
Mendip District Council 2021/2805/FUL. This 3km long project runs along the former Somerset and Dorset Railway over one of its most interesting sections where the line climbs at a gradient of 1:50 towards its summit crossing of the Mendips. Our section includes Hamwood and Bath Road Viaducts as well as Windsor Hill Tunnel. This Greenway will be a memorable local resource as well as a further section of the Somerset Circle Vision. You can view the Planning Application document here.