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Community Regeneration Funding Approved for Pedestrian Link at Glenmore  

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Badenoch and Strathspey Area Committee Members have agreed to approve £80,000 of Community Regeneration Funding (CRF) to help create a safe subway footway link between Glenmore Campsite and Loch Morlich, and the recently constructed public toilets and other facilities and attractions on the other side of the road.

It had previously been agreed by Members at the Area Committee on 12 February 2024 to ringfence £80,000 of CRF money to go towards the creation of the new pedestrian link. 

Chair of Badenoch and Strathspey Area Committee, Cllr Russell Jones, said:

“Glenmore is a very popular destination within the Ward area and this project is a welcome enhancement to public safety. 

“Visitor numbers in the Cairngorm National Park Area, and particularly around the stunning shores of Loch Morlich, have increased year on year and this project, along with others around Glenmore underlines our commitment to ensuring people have a safe and enjoyable trip as well as trying to minimise disruption for local people.”

Community Regeneration Funding is an umbrella term for several funds that are available for communities/organisations to access in Highland. 

Area Committees are awarded devolved allocations according to approved formulae and decision making on which projects should receive funding sits with elected Members. 

The Glenmore Subway Footway Link will see the utilisation of a currently unused subway under the C1126 Road by providing a safe footway link between the Glenmore Campsite and Loch Morlich area south of the C1126 to a newly constructed WC facility, Glenmore Forest Visitor Centre, Reindeer Centre and other wider facilities to the north.

Match funding of £8,000 has also been secured from Cairngorms National Park Authority for the project, which has a total cost of £88,000. 

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