club 'supportive' of plans for £80,000 Berrow Coast Road
and Berrow Golf Club has this week said it is 'fully supportive'
of plans to create a new footpath along Coast Road in Berrow.
comments come after Burnham-On-Sea.com first
reported last week that the group of campaigners fighting
for the footpath have been handed an £80,000 windfall to
take the project forward - but the cash is in jeopardy of being
lost unless they can get the support of the golf club.
and Berrow Golf Club owns the land running alongside Coast Road
where the long-awaited footpath would be built.
campaigners say the golf club told them it was initially happy with
the plans for a path, it appears to have had a change of heart.
the club's managing secretary Karen Drake told Burnham-On-Sea.com
this week: "We are fully supportive of the path, as per the
original plan, however we need further detail on the new plans."
parameters have changed in the new plans and it's felt there may
be a safety risk to members of the public from golf balls given
the proxmity of the course."
Johnson, who is leading the campaign for a path, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
last week: "The club has written to us to say the path cannot
be built on its land." This
is incredibly frustrating for us. We've worked very hard for many
years to secure this funding for the new path to increase safety
thrilled to have been awarded £80,000 from the 'Paths For
Communities Fund' run by the EU and UK Government in conjunction
with Natural England."
Road is used by many pedestrians over the summer months. There
is currently no footpath for a long stretch of it, which forces
people to walk in the road. Several accidents have occurred along
Coast Road in recent years, including a two-car crash in 2012,
here, a cyclist being hurt in 2008 here,
and a 2010 accident here
where a bus stop was demolished by a car.
Campaign marches through Berrow calling for the footpath