Lift off for Bratton Fleming BMX plan

Council approves village’s new bike track proposal

PLANS for a BMX cycle track in Bratton Fleming have been approved by North Devon Council.

The track, to be built at the village’s Recreation Fields, will feature a straight 60-metre run with double, triple and table-top ramps.

It will be finished with soft limestone dust or dolomite, with a tarmac finish applied to the return curve. Areas around the track will be top soiled and seeded.

Applicant, Bratton Fleming Parish Council, who will also be managing the track, said there were no plans to provide flood lighting.


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The council will re-dust and compact the top coating on the track surface every four months or as needed.

In a design and access statement, the council said it hoped the new track would provide a fantastic resource for the community.

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“It will assist with enhancing health, reducing crime and increasing the cultural offering of the village,” it said.

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