Monday, 17 November 2008

Cycle Links to School Funding for two Redcar Schools

Redcar and Cleveland Council is writing to residents in the vicinity of Cartmel Road following a successful funding application to Sustrans for the Links to School Project to implement a number of cycle routes to school in the borough. Two schools benefitting from the implemention of a route are Lakes Primary and Ryehills Secondary:

The Letter reads as follows:

A recent successful funding application has allowed Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council to design and implement a number of school cycle routes in the area. Although primarily designed to serve particular schools, they will also benefit the residents and visitors to the area too.

The Lakes Primary School and Ryehills School link will run from the existing cycle route on Plantation Road to the south to connect to NCN1 on Corporation Road to the north. A further link to the east will run from near Lorton Road, under the subway and alongside Redcar Lane to Ryehills School.

In order for the off road cycle route to access Lakes Primary School it has been requested by the school that we utilise the footpath adjacent to Cartmel Road. To assist in this request, and to ensure we comply with current regulations on the widths of cycle paths, the school have offered to transfer a strip of land to the front of their palisade fencing for the route.

Whilst this proposal meets with our requirements, there is an existing section of hedge alongside the pavement on Cartmel Road that will need to be removed to allow the necessary cycling width to be provided. It is proposed that the hedge be replaced, and that the new hedge be planted on either side of the fence either facing the houses or within the school grounds.

The letter will also include details of how to make comments on the proposals and where to send them. We will be pleased to pass on any comments we receive before 24th November.

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