Chester and Ellesmere Port pathways get £1.7m boost

BOROUGH chiefs are expected to receive a £1.7 million boost to help Ellesmere Port residents leave the car at home.

The Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has set aside funding to develop the A5117 cycle route, Sutton Way boulevard and to improve a stretch of the Shropshire Union Canal’s towpath.

In a report issued by the LEP’s local transport body, Roy Newton, transport director, said the funding would go towards ‘essential transport infrastructure designed to overcome walking and cycling barriers to key economic destinations’.

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