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Final go-ahead set for pier-to-pier cycle route between Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon

The pier at Weston-super-Mare. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/PA Images

Work on a long-awaited £2 million pier-to-pier cycle route between Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon is set to begin next summer.

North Somerset Council is to rubber stamp a commissioning plan for the work to create the cycleway when it meets next week.

It will pave the way for the work to start in July, once all the funding is in place.

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Clevedon's historic Victorian pier. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/PA Images

The scheme will involve constructing a shared use path, around a mile long, for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders, linking Wick Lane in Wick St Lawrence to Yeo Bank Lane at Kingston Seymour.

There will be new signs and road markings along the whole of the cycle route.

Planning permission for the scheme was granted in December last year.