IMAGES have been released of the proposed new pedestrian and cycling bridge in Evesham.
Worcestershire County Council has unveiled plans to build a new river crossing ahead of a formal planning application being lodged.
The Hampton Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge will provide improved connectivity over the River Avon for pedestrians and cyclists travelling between Hampton, Evesham town centre and other local amenities.
The route will be more direct and off-road, compared with having to use Abbey Bridge.
Coun Alan Amos, cabinet member for Highways and Transport said: “This bridge is a big step forward in our commitment to improve walking and cycling routes across Evesham.
“The new bridge will provide a vital link between Hampton and its new housing developments on the west of the town with the facilities and services in the town centre. It will also improve access for people from the town side of the river to attractions on the Hampton side.”
The proposed scheme is being shared online on the County Council’s website and at two community drop-in events on Tuesday (November 16) at Evesham Town Hall from 5pm to 7pm and next Friday (November 19) at Hampton Guide and Scout Community Hall on Pershore Road from 2.30pm to 5pm.
The proposed new bridge is part of the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) for the town.
Evesham’s LCWIP is designed to promote Worcestershire County Council’s long-term approach to developing cycling and walking over a 10-year period.
This would include improvements to new links, crossings and resurfacing. The draft LCWIP is being engaged upon at the same time as the new bridge.
Visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/EveshamLCWIP for more.
The closing date to submit comments for the proposed bridge and/or the Evesham LCWIP is Monday, December 20.
Residents will have another opportunity to make comments about the bridge, during the formal planning consultation process in 2022.
Visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/hampton for more about the bridge.