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Greenway plan starts consultation
9:00am Thursday 29th May 2014 in Local news
A public consultation will begin next month into the long-running bid to create a new walking and cycling route along an old Wharfedale railway line.
Sustainable transport charity Sustrans is working with local councils in Otley, Pool-in-Wharfedale, Menston and Burley-in-Wharfedale on the plan for what will be called the Wharfedale Greenway.
Designed to provide a ‘green’ alternative for people to access schools, shops and transport hubs, the scheme would create a new path along the former railway line between Pool and Burley.
Sustrans carried out a feasibility study into the project before it was picked up by the parish councils and Otley Town Council to drive forward.
Residents will get a chance to scrutinise the proposals between June 9 and 21, when exhibitions will be held at a variety of venues – to be announced –in each of the communities.
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