South Ayrshire Council received £20,440 to conduct a Windfarm and Forest Path Network Feasibility Study exploring connecting up to 12 wind farm projects to expand the network of off-road walking and cycling networks within the area, leading to active travel, health, recreation and tourism benefits. As well as exploring options to increase connectivity using turbine access routes and forest tracks, the study has also examined on and off road links between the local towns and villages and how they can proactively promote the network, and identified where the network should be augmented with new paths. The study will be used to inform the further development of the Council's Core Path Network, the Carrick Way and the Ayrshire Coastal Path. The study will also lead to the future prioritisation of South Ayrshire Council capital funding for path network development and has already prompted bids for external funding.
|2010||CSGN Development Fund||20,440|