Moray Council to progress management of core paths network
A three year action plan will be taken forward by the council to improve access for residents and visitors along Moray’s core paths network.
The Core Path Plan has been prepared with the support of the Moray Local Outdoor Access Forum (MLOAF) and upgrading work will be carried out using the annual £50,000 contribution the council receives from the Dorenell wind farm developer EDF Energy.
At the meeting of the Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee on June 20, councillors also agreed to fund the temporary post of a core paths ranger to lead on the improvement plan and on the work to address deteriorating paths and remove barriers to accessibility.
Priority will be given to upgrading 78 priority path sections which are in most need of repair.
There are 121 sections considered to be in a good state of repair, and 159 sections with moderate need.
Committee Chair, Cllr Marc Macrae, said: “I welcome the funding from EDF Energy and the way in which it benefits residents and visitors who want to enjoy the beauty of our environment by enabling us to keep the network of paths accessible.”