To: Welsh Assembly and UK Government

Restoring the disused railway line from Chepstow to Tintern for a shared use path

Restoring the disused railway line from Chepstow to Tintern for a shared use path

Dear Sirs,
Please can Monmouthshire County Council and Forest of Dean District Council give Planning Permission for the proposed Wye Valley Shared Use path from Chepstow to Tintern along the disused railway line.

Get this path application passed PLEASE!!!

Why is this important?

The permission was granted by the Forest of Dean District Council for their ownership, but the Monmouthshire Council have been making excuses for the last few years since the original proposal.

All over the UK county after county's citizens have been benefiting from these valuable resources for leisure and transport purposes. Why are we waiting and consistently fobbed off with trivial excuses all the time?

There are no cycle paths through Chepstow while everywhere else benefits.
Despite all the Bills, Papers, and Consultations you pass and now 'The Wales we Want' campaign, we are ignored.

This path would enable less able bodied people to access the beauty of the Wye Valley, it would provide business and opportunities locally, and hold these opportunities within Chepstow and surrounding villages where presently people go further afield for leisure facilities.

Also it would encourage forms of sustainable transport such as cycling and walking, enabling many people to leave their cars at home.

The already established paths in the UK are used by thousands everyday for multiple purpose. Why are we denied this resource, is it because our Council is blind to the future?

Chepstow

Reasons for signing

  • Really looking forward to using this facility once the two councils finally get their act together.
  • Try cycling from Monmouth to Chepstow on the A466. Deadly!
  • This would make a great resource and you could even have a kinetic energy light tramway, alongside footpath and cycle way.

Updates

2017-03-30 20:39:35 +0100

Follow this link to join our Flamenco Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/642956885906710/

2016-02-19 10:54:50 +0000

Preliminary planning drawing of Wye Wander Route is on http://www.wyecycle.co.uk/donate/ link page, to help raise funds towards this complex application please donate using this link or donations can be handed in to Lloyds Bank Chepstow under A-B connecting communities account.

2015-12-03 12:51:19 +0000

The new donate link on the Wyecycle website is now live ready for Christmas and looking forward to that Planning Application going in in the New Year...
http://www.wyecycle.co.uk/donate/

2015-11-30 18:47:14 +0000

Here is a new fundraising link to A-B connecting communities for this vital resource the Wye Wander Route, a way of contributing while you shop for Christmas! GoRaise https://www.goraise.co.uk/wye-wander-route

2015-11-01 11:32:58 +0000

just plotted the proposed route for the Wye Wander Shared Use Path onhttp://www.plotaroute.com/route/133443

2015-06-13 19:26:30 +0100

Liddell Architects and Planning consultants of Chepstow have agreed to assist with the re-submission of the planning application originally submitted in 2010. Also a new application to upgrade the Wales Coastal Path to Shared Use Path status from the Severn Bridge to the location of the new link footbridge across the River Wye. This will aid the smooth running the campaign as they will be itemising the costs for the project with local Quantity Surveyors and Civil Engineers as well as coordinating the environmental reports for the project.

2015-01-15 15:50:34 +0000

After contacting Alan Hayward he kindly drew up some sketch proposals for our proposal of a Link Foot/Cycle Bridge from the Mabey Development to Sedbury; this would connect the Chepstow to Tintern Path with the Wales Coastal path and thus all the communities from Caldicot thru and up the Wye Valley. It would also enable safer routes to schools in this vicinity.
http://www.chepstowbeacon.co.uk/News.cfm?id=20728&headline=River%20Wye%20footbridge%20to%20connect%20Chepstow%20town%20centre%20and%20Sedbury

2014-05-26 11:54:44 +0100

To those who feel thay can't sign as they are not local, consider that this Path will form part of a vital sustainable transport link throughout the UK and form a Fantastic Gateway to Wales for all those who want safe access to this beautiful country.

2014-05-26 07:47:29 +0100

To those dedicated people who are making a great effort to sign this petition please add a comment, they will be added anonymously to the facebook and twitter pages and presented with the petition to the relevant bodies. Jut say it exactly as it is, as an individual you have a right to sign...

2014-05-21 21:41:56 +0100

Follow us on https://twitter.com/Wonder_Path

2014-05-18 09:54:21 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2014-05-09 07:33:54 +0100

Any of you who have partners , wives, husbands, children who can and haven't signed this petition, please could you encourage them to do so, ONE signature counts, every resident's signature counts in this area.

2014-05-06 14:01:44 +0100

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chepstow-to-Tintern-shared-use-path/245415428998380?ref=hl

2014-05-04 20:26:45 +0100

500 signatures reached

2014-05-04 18:38:11 +0100

www.chepstowtransportvision.org

2014-05-02 14:03:55 +0100

100 signatures reached

2014-05-02 12:29:03 +0100

50 signatures reached

2014-05-02 11:12:23 +0100

25 signatures reached

2014-05-02 10:24:16 +0100

10 signatures reached