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We are pleased to have helped our member, the Wenvoe Residents’ Action Group, to save a wonderful footpath at Wenvoe, in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Earlier this year the Vale of Glamorgan Council consulted interested parties on a plan to move Wenvoe footpaths 21 and 22 in connection with a development to the west of Port Road.
Wenvoe footpath 21 is a historic route which runs from east of Burdonshill north to Wenvoe Wood and thence into Wenvoe. It is shown on maps going back to the late nineteenth century.
The society, with the Wenvoe Residents’ Action Group and others, fought the proposal to move footpath 21, which runs across open fields with fine views, to a route next to the new development. As a result the council has abandoned the plan and now only proposes to move those sections of the paths which run within the development itself.
We are delighted that the council heeded our objections. Wenvoe footpath 21 is a historic route which commands views over the Bristol Channel and to Brean Down and Flat Holm, as well as running beside the ancient Wenvoe Woods. We could see no reason to move this splendid path and are relieved that it has been saved.
We congratulate our members, the Wenvoe Residents’ Action Group, on their persistence in fighting this case and in defending the threatened green spaces around Wenvoe.