Environment

Consultation on latest Teign Estuary Trail proposals

Photo of the bridge over the River Teign

Posted on: 9 November 2020

An online public consultation is being launched by Devon County Council on Tuesday 17 November on proposals to complete a missing link of the Teign Estuary Trail between Newton Abbot and Teignmouth.

The County Council is seeking views on its plans for a 5km section of the multi-use trail next to the estuary, starting at the Passage House Inn in Newton Abbot and joining the A381 at La Roche Maurice Walk. From there, a shared use path would link to the junction near Morrisons supermarket, at the western edge of Teignmouth.

As part of the consultation, a webinar will be held from 6pm-8pm on Wednesday 25 November to cover the scheme proposals and provide people with the opportunity to ask questions and give feedback to the project team.

A further virtual ‘drop-in’ consultation event will be held at 5pm-7pm on Wednesday 9 December enabling people to dial in to talk to the project team. Those wishing to attend either event should email transportplanning@devon.gov.uk for joining instructions.

The scheme aims to improve connectivity between existing strategic trails and promote safe and sustainable travel in the natural environment of the Teign Estuary.

More information on the proposals will be available online at devon.cc/teignestuarytrail from Tuesday 17 November.

Photo of Councillor Stuart Hughes

Councillor Stuart Hughes

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said: “This consultation is an ideal opportunity for people to give us their feedback on our proposals to complete this missing link of the trail between Newton Abbot and Teignmouth. We have always maintained our commitment to delivering the Teign Estuary Trail and we’re keen for people to comment on the proposals for this latest section. Connecting Dawlish, Teignmouth and Newton Abbot through the extension of the Teign and Exe Estuary Trails would form a national showcase, supporting leisure as well as local trips, and providing economic and health benefits on a safe, active travel route.”

Councillor Ron Peart

Councillor Ron Peart

Councillor Ron Peart, Devon County Councillor for Kingsteignton and Teign Estuary, said: “The Teign Estuary Trail will bring many benefits to the area. I fully support this project linking Newton Abbot and Teignmouth. Devon County Council has always maintained its commitment to delivering the Teign Estuary Trail working with Teignbridge District Council. It is important we have the views of the people and they are involved in the process.”

The consultation continues until Friday 18 December, and the feedback form can be completed online at devon.cc/teignestuarytrail

For those unable to access the internet, please contact the Transport Planning team at Transport Planning Team, Matford Offices, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4QD.

If you require more information, or a different format, please telephone 0345 155 1004, email transportplanning@devon.gov.uk or write to the above address.

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