New developments on the Coventry Loop Line route - The Coventry Observer

9th Aug, 2022

New developments on the Coventry Loop Line route

Ryan Smith 26th Jul, 2022

PLANS to create a new countryside walking and cycling route near Coventry city centre have taken a step forwards with work under way on Phase One of the Loop Line.

The route has been given a £200,000 grant from the West Midlands Combined Authority’s Better Streets Community Fund and is being worked on by Coventry City Council and Historic Coventry Trust.

Phase One of the route will run from the Binley Road Cycleway to the Gosford Park School/Humber Avenue walkway.

It will provide added accessibility and future phases will see the route extended to the full 1km length of the disused railway line, connecting it with the southern end of Charterhouse Heritage Park.

The path will go back to the city centre past the Charterhouse Carthusian monastery.

All of the Loop Line’s phases have been granted planning permission and cash from the Severn Trent Community Fund will go towards the remaining phases’ construction costs.

The aim is to have all phases completed by next year.

Historic Coventry Trust chairman Ian Harrabin said: “Once the Loop Line is open this will provide a fantastic woodland walk and cycle route for all ages as part of the Charterhouse Heritage Park which will be enjoyed by residents and visitors to the city.

“It is great to see work getting underway to start clearing the site to uncover another of Coventry’s historical gems.”

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