Plans for two new paths to be built at Loch Kennard near the Griffin Windfarm, and in Pitlochry, will be considered at the next Environment Committee on Wednesday 23 November.
Funding towards the cost of both routes has been secured from associated developments.
At Griffin Forest, the new 500m path which featured in the (draft) Core Paths Plan will make a scenic short cut between existing forest paths.  It is proposed that construction of the path will be managed by P&K Countryside Trust.
In Pitlochry, the proposal is to connect the town centre, recreation area and the planned supermarket on Bridge Road to provide a safe and pleasant route for the public. A short section of new path, together with an upgrade of the existing riverside path to a standard which suitable for all user groups will be built.
Councillors will be asked to agree the construction of both paths.  If the new path plans are approved then further discussion and agreement with landowners and, in relation to Pitlochry, with the developer and the community, would take place.
Environment Convener C’llr Alan Grant welcomed the proposals: “We have the opportunity here to create paths which will be of benefit to local communities and tourists alike. Both routes were identified in the Core Paths Plan and with the support of developers we are now in a position, subject to formal agreements being completed, to take their establishment forward.”

 

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