Cornwall Council approves application for multi-million pound footbridge at Tintagel Castle

Credit: Emily Whitfield-Wicks

Cornwall Council has approved an application for a new multi-million pound footbridge at Tintagel Castle.

The landmark draws hundreds of thousands of visitors a year.

The new structure will span the gap between the mainland and the island, making access easier for members of the public.

But despite the approval today, the application has been referred to the Government who have the final say.

The proposed structure has divided opinion amongst locals and visitors.

Whilst some people say improved access allows more people to appreciate the site, local conservation groups argue it would have a negative environmental impact.

As many as 3,000 people use the stairways to access the island in peak season. Credit: ITV West Country

The bridge has been proposed by English Heritage.

Liz Page from the organisation welcomes Cornwall Council's decision to approve the plans.