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Revealed: City Council’s plans to buy land for new Worcester walking and cycling pathway

Revealed: City Council's plans to buy land for new Worcester walking and cycling pathway

Picture by Marcus Mingins 2322011MMR3 copyright Bullivant Media COUNCIL chiefs will debate proposals which could see a new walking and cycling route linking the city…

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Picture by Marcus Mingins 2322011MMR3 copyright Bullivant Media COUNCIL chiefs will debate proposals which could see a new walking and cycling route linking the city centre and Shrub Hill railway station

Members of the Place and Economic Development Committee will meet next Monday (January 23) to consider making a Compulsory Purchase Order.

If approved, it will see Worcester City Council buy land which is currently part of the bus garage and Shrub Hill Retail Park.

The Shrub Hill area is undergoing a multi-million pound regeneration, turning it into a major new centre for residential, business and entertainment use.

Councillors will be asked to support proposals to build a new route from Shrub Hill to Pheasant Street and the canal bridge at the western end of Cromwell Street.

This will create a new walking and cycling link from Shrub Hill to St Martin’s Quarter and the city centre beyond.

The ownership of some of the land in question is unknown and the committee is being asked to support the use of a Compulsory Purchase Order to ensure the project can go ahead.Coun Lucy Hodgson, chair of the Place and Economic Development Committee, said: “The Shrub Hill regeneration will create a major new quarter for homes and employment, and the railway station could also deliver a big boost to arrivals in the area, with the number of passengers expected to double over the next 20 years.“It’s therefore essential we have improved links between Shrub Hill and the city centre, and we don’t want that to mean a […]

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