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Luncarty and Stanley Communities Back Latest Active Travel Route Design

The latest proposed design for a new walking wheeling and cycle route between Stanley and Luncarty has received backing from the local communities and businesses.

The new active travel route, like the newly opened Rannoch All Abilities Riverside Path, will allow residents to travel safely between the two communities and beyond to Perth and the River Tay Way, connecting to Highland Perthshire towns and villages along the river including Dunkeld and Birnam and Aberfeldy.

Andrew Barrie, Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust’s Strategic Route Officer who is managing the Stanley to Luncarty Active Travel Route project, said: “We have taken on board the latest comments from the public, landowners and businesses to help

shape this new concept design. It shows a new possible route alignment that we have worked with businesses like Verdant Leisure to create to benefit the local communities, their visitors, and adventurers from further afield.”

With Frank Stevenson of Luncarty Community Council adding: “Mental and physical health and wellbeing is something we’re all keenly aware of, especially on the back of the pandemic, so facilities that let us all enjoy the countryside while keeping fit will benefit everyone. The provision of a safe travel route between Luncarty and Stanley will be a great boost for both villages, especially our children, who finally will be able to use a safe route to meet with friends.”

This new active travel route is being developed as part of the river Tay Way, a new long-distance walking and cycling route between Perth and Kenmore following the river Tay and connecting Perth, Luncarty, Stanley, Dunkeld and Birnam, Aberfeldy and Kenmore, while enabling low-carbon and active travel across the region.

The new plan includes feedback from the community and businesses received during a consultation last year.

You can find the latest Design report by visiting https://www.pkct.org/stanley-to-luncarty-concept-design-report.

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