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New link to Crofton Grange housing development opened

01 June 2023

A new pedestrian link between the Crofton Grange housing development and neighbouring communities has been formally opened by representatives of Northumberland County Council, Taylor Wimpy and our North East business.

The new path, which joins Crofton Grange to nearby Tynedale Drive has been jointly funded by ourselves, Northumberland County Council and Taylor Wimpy

Funds were also allocated from the council’s local improvement scheme budget following the suggestion by Councillor Wojciech Ploszaj of a permanent pedestrian link to replace the previous muddy cut-through.

Pedestrians, dog walkers and cyclists will now benefit from a safe and smoother link between Crofton Grange and the surrounding area.

Wojciech Ploszaj, County Councillor for Kitty Brewster said:

"I am extremely proud of the successful collaboration between Northumberland County Council, Persimmon, and Taylor Wimpey which has brought about this new pedestrian link. The brilliant teamwork displayed here resulted in a tangible improvement for our residents. This pathway, replacing the old muddy cut-through, is a testament to what can be achieved when we all pull together for the benefit of our community."

Martin Thrumble, Technical Director at Persimmon North East said:

“It’s great to see this new footpath completed. We’d like to thank Councillor Ploszaj, Northumberland County Council our partners Taylor Wimpey who we have worked with to quickly deliver this new link which I’m sure will be welcomed by residents on both sides.”

David Abercrombie, Technical Director at Taylor Wimpey said:

“We were pleased to work with the council and Persimmon to deliver this new pedestrian link which we hope will be enjoyed by the local community.”


Photo: (From left to right: David Abercrombie, Technical Director at Taylor Wimpey, Wojciech Ploszaj, County Councillor for Kitty Brewster, Jimmy Reith, Parks & Green Spaces Leader Northumberland County Council and Martin Thrumble, Technical Director at Persimmon North East.

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