Labour in the Axe Valley is applauding Devon County Council’s decision to to maintain progress with the cycle network by cabinet approval for compulsory purchase to complete the planned multi-use walking and cycling path between Seaton and Colyton within existing Local Transport Plan budgets.
The Seaton to Colyford multi-use trail will offer a level and direct access to many tourist attractions in the east of Devon including local wetlands, the Jurassic Coast, Seaton Tramway and the Jurassic Coast visitor centre. It will also encourage students to cycle to schools.
Labour Party Secretary, Adam Powell, said of the decision: “This project will be an excellent step forward for carbon reduction and tourism, could bring money to the area, cycle hire, tearooms, accommodation, and might stimulate public transport.
We hope this new decision will also be a catalyst for the Feniton, Sidmouth, Exmouth cycle route which would link our Tiverton and Honiton constituency through Exeter via Exmouth to Dawlish, making one of the longest cycle routes in the UK.”