Town council backs Budleigh footpath plan

PUBLISHED: 08:30 02 September 2017




The town council gave its backing to the proposal to raise the footpath between South Farm Road and Granary Lane, in Budleigh Salterton.

An application to raise the level of a footpath which runs alongside the River Otter in Budleigh Salterton has been given town council backing.

Budleigh Salterton Town Council’s planning committee gave its support to the proposal, made by the FAB (France – Alderney – Britain) group, to raise the path between South Farm Road and Granary Lane.

FAB is planning to build a power interconnector from France to Britain, via Alderney, which will come ashore at Lime Kiln Car Park, in Budleigh.

The power cable would then run up the Granary Lane footpath on its way up to a transformer at Exeter Airport.

A planning support statement said: “FAB Link Ltd has, in consultation with key stakeholders, identified an opportunity to provide additional benefits of enhanced pedestrian access along the section of footpath running to the east of Granary Lane.”

East Devon District Council will make the final decision.

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