The route begins at Cullingworth Park on a new path giving access to Highfield Road and Cullingworth Primary School to the north. At the south end the path joins the Halifax Road industrial estate access road and, staying outside the estateÕs security fence, ramps up to the railway in order to cross Cullingworth viaduct. An allowance has been made for lowering the track bed on the viaduct, sealing with a full width bitmac finish and surface draining to side gulleys which will follow the existing falls. (Standard bridge-deck treatment).
The section between the viaduct and Doll Lane needs to be cleared of self sown trees, reseeded and a new 2.5m path built leaving room for horses to one side. Access points are proposed to housing on the north side and to Manywells Industrial Estate on the south side. Towards Doll Lane there are opportunities to build the path above the cutting leaving the trackbed entirely free for horse riders.
Note: M&B Commercial Properties Ltd has produced new proposals for land zoned for employment on the Unitary Development Plan. Concept drawings have been prepared by Kilmartin Plowman and Partners, architects, showing housing on this site (10.62 acres), additional facilities for Parkside School and a railway trail. According to the land agent, a change of use planning application will be submitted during the next few months (2002).
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