County Council budget includes £104,000 for missing section of Seaton-Colyford cycle route

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It’s always good to see the money allocated. £104,000 is in the DCC budget for 2020-21 to complete the missing section on the Stop Line Way in Seaton Wetlands. Negotiations on the route with the landowners are ongoing and I hope to hear about progress soon.

Meanwhile the County Council scrutiny committee on which I sit voted to ask the Cabinet to ask the Government for more money for climate challenges, including public transport and cycling facilities. Some Tory councillors, including Ian Hall, wanted to delay this until the County had prepared its carbon plan, but Lib Dem county councillor Jackie Hook told him, ‘You can’t park something which is an emergency’, and the committee voted by 7 votes (including two Tories) to 5 to send the request to Cabinet.

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