Public right of way to be cleared for local use
13 Dec 2016
Local people will soon be able to use a right of way to walk to buses and local services following campaigning by a local county councillor.
Northumberland County Council has asked landowners Surgo to make an established public right of way in Blyth available for use as soon as possible, after pressure from Cllr Susan Davey.
Cllr Susan Davey, county councillor for the Cowpen Ward said: “I have been pressing to get this path established so that local people can use it to walk to the bus stops and other local amenities.
“I know that people have been unhappy and want to assure them that I have been doing all that I can to get this done as soon as possible.”
The council has asked that the important 100 metre route, near Malvins Road, is a minimum of 1.5metres wide wherever this is possible and and that building materials are moved to make this possible.
The council is awaiting an agreed timetable for the developer, and will be pushing for the work to be done soon.