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Former Coventry Loop railway line to become woodland walk and cycle path

Postby dutchman » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:11 pm

It's full steam ahead for the project

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The first part of ambitious plans to transform a former Coventry freight railway loop line into a woodland walk and cycle path have been given the green light.

Historic Coventry Trust purchased the old Loop Line, which closed fully in 1981, in August 2018 to convert it into a two-mile circular walk and cycle route outside the city centre.

The line has been out of use since the 60s but natural re-wilding has created urban woodland protected by Tree Preservation Orders, with the subsequently designated as an ‘Asset of Community Value’.

Now the Trust has had Phase Two of plans approved by Coventry City Council, which will run from Humber Avenue towards the Sherbourne viaduct.

Phase One from Gosford Green to Humber Avenue is expected to get the nod in November.

Costing around £700,000 to transform, the final scheme will run from Gosford Green towards the Sherbourne viaduct, before looping back along the River Sherbourne, past the historic Charterhouse, and ending at Far Gosford Street.

The Coventry Loop Line opened in 1914 to enable trains to avoid Coventry station and use the station at Bell Green and Gosford Green.

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Re: Former Coventry Loop railway line to become woodland walk and cycle path

Postby dutchman » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:15 pm

the Trust has had Phase Two of plans approved by Coventry City Council


Well it would do since it's one and the same organisation! :roll:

“We are working very closely with the council who have secured all the funding for phase one on our behalf."
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Re: Former Coventry Loop railway line to become woodland walk and cycle path

Postby rebbonk » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:56 pm

Is Harrabin involved?
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Postby dutchman » Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:02 am

Yes, he's "chairman' of the so-called "Trust".
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