Calls for cycleway linking Chatteris and Mepal

Steve Barclay MP (middle) meeting with representatives from Sustrans to discuss a cycleway.

Steve Barclay MP (middle) meeting with representatives from Sustrans to discuss a cycleway. - Credit: Archant

An MP and councillor are pushing for a new cycleway linking Chatteris with Mepal.

MP Steve Barclay and Chatteris Councillor Florence Newell believe a cycleway should be one of planning conditions imposed on an energy company if they are given the green light to build a gas pipeline.

Pretoria Energy Ltd have submitted an application to lay the pipeline from its anaerobic digester at Mepal to Chatteris.

Mr Barclay said: “I am working with Councillor Newell to make a case that if the pipeline goes ahead then there is a requirement for a cycle lane to be built on top of it along its whole length.

“The decision on whether or not the application is approved lies with councillors.


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“However if they choose to approve the pipeline then I am urging them to link any such approval to include a requirement for a cycleway, which will safely open up the countryside for cyclists.”

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