The Looe Valley Trail feasibility study has announced two dates for public consultation sessions so that anyone with an interest in the Trail can hear about the proposals and contribute ideas and suggestions.
The sessions have been arranged for Thursday 17th Nov at the Eliot House Hotel 5pm – 8pm, Liskeard & Monday 21st Nov at the Looe Community Academy 5pm – 7.30pm.
Ross Fisher, member of the Trail feasibility study team and member of South East Cornwall Tourism Association said: “We are particularly keen to hear from local tourist accommodation providers, cafes, cycle hire operators and other businesses as to how they think the Trail could benefit them. We’re also developing plans for a Friends of the Looe Valley Trail organisation to have a say in the project as it develops and support the construction and ongoing maintenance, and we’d love to hear from anyone who would like to participate in this.”
Sue Brownlow, project manager on behalf of Looe Development Trust for the Trail, added: “I’ve already talked with many local people – landowners, walkers and cyclists, people with a heritage or environmental interest – who have said what a good idea they think this is and have offered us some great suggestions and ideas. There’s a real opportunity at this stage to make sure we get the planning right, so that the Trail is as good as it can be for local residents and businesses alike. So I really would urge anyone with an interest to get along to one of these meetings and have your say.”
The Trail feasibility study is looking at route options between Liskeard, Looe and Lanhydrock and is due to report in the spring of 2017. The study is funded by Cornwall Council, the EU LEADER programme, Liskeard Town Council, Looe Town Council, Liskeard Town Forum and the Cornish Mining World Heritage site. More information and booking to attend the consultation events is available at https://www.facebook.com/cyclelooevalley/