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Plans to secure funding for new Greenway route

Haddenham & Thame could get a new walking and cycling route.

Published by Dan Gooding at 7:55am 22nd March 2020. 2-minute read.

Plans to secure funding for new Greenway route

Plans for a new walking and cycling route between Haddenham and Thame are moving forward.

The County Council's looking at getting funding from Oxfordshire to make the 4 kilometre scheme happen.

If that can happen, it would mean more concrete plans can be drawn up.

A recent online survey on the scheme received a total of 2012 responses, with 94% of respondents stating that they would use a walking and cycling route if one was introduced between Haddenham and Thame Parkway Rail Station and Thame.

A BCC report says:

Achieving delivery of a walking and cycling route would substantially increase the potential for sustainable travel between these locations, and given the considerable local support, is likely to be well used.

Through ongoing discussion between the two authorities, and due to resource constraints and deliverability risks within Oxfordshire County Council, Officers are looking to progress a funding agreement whereby Buckinghamshire County Council would receive the funding allocated to the scheme through the Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal and Oxfordshire County Council’s Section 106 (S106) contributions.

This funding is in addition to the Section 106 (S106) contributions that Buckinghamshire County Council has secured towards the

Signing of a funding agreement would secure the scheme funding and enable background scheme work to progress further.

BCC have already aided in the creation of a greenway between Aylesbury Vale Parkway and Waddesdon Manor and there are plans to extend this further into Aylesbury.

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