Kent

Whitstable bridges planning application submitted

Plans for two new bridges which will form part of a newly-created route for walkers and cyclists has been submitted to a Kent council.

Transport charity Sustrans wants to build the bridges over Old Bridge Road and Teynham Road, in Whitstable.

The application has been submitted to Canterbury City Council on behalf of the Crab and Winkle Line Trust.

The new route is between the existing Crab and Winkle Way, at All Saints Close, and the Whitstable seafront.

The application follows extensive local consultation, including a public exhibition at the Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable, in March.

The proposals have been altered in response to comments made by local people.

Simon Pratt, regional director for Sustrans, said: "This new route will be of great benefit to residents of Whitstable, allowing people to walk and cycle safely right through to the seafront.

"The new path will also encourage visitors to the area, as they will now be able to enjoy a cycle ride or walk along the Crab and Winkle Way and into town."

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