Newport foot path restored

A leading development consultancy has helped bring a footpath back to life after being called in to offer specialist support and technical advice.

Newport Foot path restoredTelford-based apT – the Midlands’ first public sector commercial planning, development and environmental consultancy – helped secure funding for the work to restore the path in Newport and then gave specialist advice on its safe design and improvement works.

Work was needed after the existing tarmac path started to deteriorate, even crumbling into the nearby drainage ditch in some places.

The path forms a useful link for residents and families to reach the nearby Moorfield Primary School and the funding was obtained through a Section 106 contribution from housing developer Persimmon Homes West Midlands.

Work involved shoring up the side of the drainage ditch to widen and resurface the path, installing new safety fencing and adding handrails to improve access for children and other users.

The project took six weeks to complete and organisations involved included Telford & Wrekin Council, the Developer Persimmon Homes West Midlands, AJB Contracting Ltd and apT Rights of Way advice and support.

Telford & Wrekin Council Deputy Leader Councillor Richard Overton said: “This is a great example of partnership working to produce an outcome that has a real tangible benefit for a local community.

“The path looks great and will enable local residents to have a safe fit-for-purpose thoroughfare.”

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