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By Euan Maxwell
Dumfries and West
Path plan

PLANNING permission is being sought for a new path between Penpont and Thornhill.

An application has been lodged with the council by the Keir, Penpont and Tynron (KPT) Development Trust to begin constructing the village link-up which will be 2.5 to 3.0 metres wide and 2.9 kilometres long to serve cyclists, walkers and runners.

As well as forming the sealed surface path itself, the development would entail installing ramps, a drainage system, fencing, gates and crossing points.

From Thornhill, it would briefly join-up with the A702 Nith Bridge and enter the east side of Penpont via Stepends Farm at Burnhead.

Last year KPT Development Trust was awarded £42,500 toward the project by the Scottish Land Fund, with a further grant from Sustrans which helped to purchase the land needed.

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