Update on Hunstanton to Sutton Bridge Coastal path plans

Photo from left: County Councillor Richard Bird, Russell Wilson, Jonathan Clarke and Hunstanton Mayor Cllr Andrew Murray. MLNF15EB10340 ANL-150810-130945001

Photo from left: County Councillor Richard Bird, Russell Wilson, Jonathan Clarke and Hunstanton Mayor Cllr Andrew Murray. MLNF15EB10340 ANL-150810-130945001

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An update has been given on plans to create a walk between Hunstanton and Sutton Bridge as part of a new national trail.

The Environment AdvisoryBody and Natural England have been tasked to create the 2,700 mile England Coast Path, which will be one of the longest coastal walking routes in the world and due to be complete by 2020.

Lead officer Jonathan Clarke and Russell Wilson, senior infrastructure officer for Norfolk Trails, to update Hunstanton councillors.

Richard Bird said: “We heard that Natural England and Norfolk Trails have started the process of identifying a route.

“This is very exciting news for West Norfolk, benefitting local communities and opening up economic opportunities along the route.”

A map outlining the 53km stretch between Hunstanton and Sutton Bridge will be produced in the first stage. Access is expected to be opn by 2018.

Stage two includes an invitation to landowners and others with legal interests in potentially affected land to walk the course and discuss how to ensure sensitive features are protected. There will be an opportunity for the public to comment at stage three once the proposals have been published.

Go to: www.gov.uk/government/collections/england-coast-path-hunstanton-to-sutton-bridge