Posted on: Wednesday 31 March 2021
The Council is proposing to reopen a footpath which lies between number 13 and 14 John Fielding Gardens, Llantarnam. Eight years has passed since it has been closed, and now due to a new development being built next to John Fielding Garden’s the Council believe it is the right time to reopen the footpath.
The Active Travel Act (2013) aims to make active travel the most attractive option for most shorter journeys. It also requires Council’s to make enhancements to routes and facilities for pedestrians.
Reopening the footpath would create a joined up, sustainable community in the Llantarnam area, and would benefit local school children greatly. Residents from both developments will be able to more easily access facilities through the opening of this link rather than having to walk round e.g. by reopening the footpath, the school children could travel through the two developments avoiding a busier road. It would cut down on journey time, and it would be safer.
The Council would like to consult with the public about the reopening of the footpath as it will affect the wider public, and not just the residents of the two developments it will join.
Closing date for the consultation is Friday 30 April.
Get involved in the consultation here