of new Brean to Weston cycle route moves closer
new cycle route between Brean and Weston-super-Mare moved a step
closer this week when council planners gave approval to the path.
District Council approved the renewal of a planning application
for a change of use of land at Diamond Farm in Brean, enabling
it to become part of the national cycle network.
new route will eventually link Weston with Seaton in Devon, with
cyclists passing through Brean and Burnham-On-Sea.
proposals will include the Environment Agency making alterations
to a river sluice across the River Axe on land besides Diamond
Farm to open up the existing track to the public.
signs and gates would also be introduced on the Brean farm land
to ensure cyclists can safely pass through the site to Weston
complete, the route will be called 'The Stop Line Way' since it
will largely follow the line of the old World War II Taunton Stop
Line. Along the route it is possible to see old pill boxes, former
tank traps and gun emplacements.
of the cycle route is being overseen by Sustrans, a nationwide
sustainable transport charity.
of cycle routes are already in operation across our region, as
routes also include the River Brue tow path between Burnham-On-Sea
County Council report on the proposals recently gave its approval
to the Weston-Brean link.
spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Delivery of this route
could considerably improve sustainable travel between Brean and
Weston, both for staff travelling between the two areas for low-paid
seasonal work, and for holidaymakers wishing to access Weston
without taking the car."