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Newton Community Council: Newton - Duntarvie Active Path Project - £25,000

Newton Community Council aim to provide a voice and representation for the area to the local authority and other public bodies. They do this by making public bodies aware of the opinions and needs of the Newton community.

Newton and Woodend are small villages in West Lothian. They currently have no public transport routes, no footpaths beyond the village boundaries connecting to either Winchburgh or South Queensferry and no cycle routes to neighbouring communities. It is a core aim of Newton Community Council to improve connectivity between neighbouring communities through enabling villagers to use active paths as an alternative to car usage.

Therefore, Newton Community Council are seeking £25,000 to install an active path over local farmland, enabling residents to access vital facilities and leisure amenities in Winchburgh. The path would be constructed from the site of the Newton Community Centre, to connect with new cycle and pedestrian access installed by Winchburgh Developments. This would utilise existing local path networks to connect Newton to Winchburgh. The route and specification of the cycle path will be consistent and sympathetic to the rural surroundings, and the historic setting of a former shale mine tramway.