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The Alice Park meet up on Sunday shows there is strong support for the path:
Please leave a comment on the BANES planning website (closes 9th March) saying why it will benefit you & others in the local area:
For many years there has been a desire by locals in and around Larkhall & BANES Council for the construction of a shared path & bridge across the Lam Brook to allow direct access between the Square & Alice Park.
With the building of the proposed skate park, Alice Park’s popularity, is certain to increase. Particularly with families. At present, to get there on foot from Larkhall Square it requires detours to the North or South along roads that are busy, polluted & have narrow pavements. The proposed redevelopment of the Harvester site provides the perfect opportunity to construct this traffic free path. Benefits Include:
- A shorter, safer journey
- Increased footfall to the local shops & amenities
- Reduced vehicle usage
Plans have been submitted to develop the Harvester site into retirement apartments. An access path to these homes will also provide a very easy, level,& safe walk into the square for those residents.
These next photos are a bit unclear due to the undergrowth. A few trees will need to be removed/replanted and the exact path location would be determined by the architect & engineers.