Exe Estuary Trail wins planning crown

PUBLISHED: 13:59 09 July 2015 | UPDATED: 13:59 09 July 2015

The Eexe Estuary Trail is up for a planning award

The Eexe Estuary Trail is up for a planning award

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A popular Exmouth cycle and walking route has received a regional planning excellence award.

The Exe Estuary Trail won the Royal Town and Planning Institute (RTPI) award for the South West.

Devon County Council’s cabinet member for highway management, Councillor Stuart Hughes, said: “We always knew the Exe Estuary Trail was something really special and a fantastic asset to the area, but to have it recognised by the RTPI is brilliant news.”

The £17million cycle and walking route extends over 16 miles set within the backdrop of the Exe Estuary.

The trail is a largely off-road facility, linking Exmouth with Lympstone, Topsham, Exeter and Dawlish. The route, which runs alongside most of the rail line, allows people easy access to enjoy the wildlife and environment.

The council will receive the RTPI South West planning excellence trophy and a metal plaque at an official unveiling ceremony to be held close to the Exe Estuary Trail on July 28.


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