Revised plan for cycle track through Plymbridge woods submitted
CONTROVERSIAL plans to build an off-road cycle track in an area of popular woodland have now been submitted to the local authority.
The National Trust announced yesterday that it had submitted a planning application to Plymouth City Council to develop a new four kilometre off-road single-track cycle trail and increase parking spaces within the existing car park in Plymbridge Woods.
Initial plans tabled by the conservation charity last year proposed a café and 15km of cycle trails at the popular woods.
But they were met with a tide of objections and the Trust said its latest application had incorporated feedback from a series of public consultations.
Arthur Ainslie, (pictured right), chairman of The Friends of Plymbridge Woods group, which has been opposed to the plans since they were revealed, told The Herald last month the group would still "fight" the scaled-down version.
Mark Harold, National Trust regional director, said he believed the trails would "really add to the enjoyment" of the woods.
The planning application for the trail is now available to view on the council's online planning register with the reference number 12/01712/FUL.