Long wait for cycle path set to end

PUBLISHED: 14:38 27 February 2015 | UPDATED: 14:38 27 February 2015

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Work on the long-awaited cycle track across The Green in Budleigh Salterton is finally set to get under way later this year.

The project has been pending since 2013, when the town’s residents voted for it to be built using £20,000 of ‘section 106’ money, paid by housing developers and allocated by East Devon District Council (EDDC).

Following public questions, district and town councillor Tom Wright told Budleigh Salterton Town Council last month that the project had been ‘put on the back burner’ due to EDDC’s engineers having been too busy dealing with damage caused by inclement weather last year.

However, it seems the work on the cycle path is now finally going to be done – although the town will still have to wait slightly longer than planned.

Councillor Wright told the town council this week that the work had been scheduled for early May, but he had asked for it to be delayed until after Budleigh Salterton Gala Week, due to take place from May 23 - 30.

The poll in 2013 also saw residents vote to spend £15,000 on outdoor gym equipment, which was installed last year at The Green and at Lime Kiln car park.

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