Threat to Cornish bridleway1 min read

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We have objected to an application to station 91 residential-park dwellings on land close to a public bridleway and common land, at Quintrell Downs, Colan, north Cornwall.

The new residents would have to drive along the bridleway to gain access to the A392 road to the north.

We oppose the development because it will generate an unacceptable level of vehicular traffic on this quiet bridleway. This will adversely affect the enjoyment and safety of walkers, riders and cyclists, all of whom have the legal right to use this route.

Furthermore the bridleway has also been registered as common land, which means that any surfacing would require the consent of the Secretary of State for Environment under section 38 of the Commons Act 2006. The surfacing of the common would introduce an unpleasant suburbanising feature, and the vehicular use of the bridleway and the common would be out of keeping with this peaceful, unspoilt area.

 

The threatened bridleway

The threatened bridleway

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