HC Deb 21 January 1986 vol 90 c140W
Mr. Speller

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the conversion programme of the old railway line between Barnstaple and Bideford into part of the coastal footpath, together with the provision of separate facilities for cyclists.

Sir George Young

Work on reclaiming the former railway line, with the assistance of derelict land grant, began last November. I understand that Devon county council, which is responsible for the design and development of the project, expects to open the first section from Instow to Yelland by April 1986 and the remainder by spring 1987.