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Plans to improve pathways – Sunderland Echo

Plans to improve pathways

Published Date: 12 April 2010

PATHS and cycleways on the outskirts of a city are to be improved thanks to a cash boost.

The Mid Durham Rural West Area Action Partnership (AAP) is supporting the development of a master plan to renovate three railway foot and cycle paths that cut through the area.

Durham County Council’s countryside rangers will work closely with community groups and schools to identify designs for 12 potential focal points along the old lines.

The routes are linked to the villages of Castleside, Lanchester, Langley Park, Waterhouses, Esh Winning, Ushaw Moor, New Brancepeth, Brancepeth, Brandon, Meadowfield and Langley Moor.

All three lines will connect at Broom Park.

It is hoped the areas will also benefit from sculptures and natural play facilities created to blend in with the local environments.

The proposals will be developed between April and September.

The project will be led by countryside rangers but will include input from parish councils, schools, health, leisure and community representatives.

Kath Currie, chairwoman of the AAP, said: “This particular project manages to cut across all three of our key issues, improving cycle ways, increasing volunteers and community pride and developing more outdoor provision for young people and families.”

via Plans to improve pathways – Sunderland Echo.

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