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Cycling plan for disused railway

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People are being asked for their views on plans to open up a disused railway for cyclists and walkers in the Wye Valley.

People are being asked for their views on plans to open up a disused railway for cyclists and walkers.

Bristol-based Sustrans wants to reintroduce the Wye Valley Railway as a traffic-free route from Chepstow, via Tintern to Brockweir.

Plans include restoring two tunnels and building a new bridge over the River Wye where a railway bridge stands.

"We have £350,000 funding earmarked from the Big Lottery Fund for this project, a spokesman said.

He added: "We've got consultations kicking off in June which will guide the planning application.

"When the route opens it will provide a traffic-free family-friendly alternative to the busy main road to enable people, pushing buggies, using wheelchairs, riding horses, bikes or walking, to travel through this area of outstanding natural beauty without having to get in their car."

People can contribute their views through the website, he added



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