Cycle link

A NEW cycle route is being proposed across green belt land to link Backwell with Wraxall's Tyntesfield Estate

A NEW cycle route is being proposed across green belt land to link Backwell with Wraxall's Tyntesfield Estate.Cycling charity Sustrans has put forward the plans for the link as part of its Connect2 project that will see a cycle network created between Bristol and North Somerset.The new link would go from the railway at Backwell Green, Flax Bourton, by the primary school and across fields near Gable Farm in Wraxall and eventually to the Tyntesfield Estate.This is not the first time Sustrans has applied to build a cycle path on green belt land. It is also wants to create a link across protected fields between Backwell Common and Trendlewood - a move which has prompted strong objections from local residents.The news that a cycle link plan has been put forward has been welcomed by local councillors who have been campaigning for such a route for some time. A planning application for the cycle route has been submitted to North Somerset Council.Flax Bourton Parish Council clerk Ruth McNaught said: "This is something that the parish council has been wanting for a long time and we are delighted this application has been submitted.


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