Consultation on new Clennon Valley Green Link & Cycle Route

Torbay Council is encouraging the local community to comment on LHC Landscape’s proposals for a new Green Link & Cycle Route through the Clennon Valley, Paignton.

The proposal will create a shared path which links Torbay Leisure Centre & Velopark near the coast at Goodrington Sands, inland to residential areas to the west, South Devon College and adjacent employment areas.

The existing routes from Goodrington to Brixham Road are steep (up to 1:6) and deter walking and cycling. The proposed Green Link will provide an alternative, shallower, traffic-free route.

The proposed Clennon Valley Green Link is part of a wider strategy to improve sustainable transport links across Torbay and help connect people with nature. The Green Link will:

  • Create a traffic-free route for the community which links the coast, leisure facilities and Paignton town centre.
  • Improvements to the route through Clennon Valley lakes.
  • Provide opportunities to enjoy nature and enhance local flora and fauna.
  • Improve the point of arrival and access to the Velopark with rising bollards to control vehicle access, and the removal of a barrier and street clutter to improve the area for pedestrians and people on bikes.
  • Improve the pedestrian crossing point over Dartmouth Road, leading to Goodrington Sands.

To take part in the consultation

Torbay Council would be grateful if you could take the time to submit feedback to tell them what you think about these proposals. Visit the Torbay Council webpage here. Send your comments to naturalenvironment@torbay.gov.uk.

Once the community consultation process closes, the views submitted by the local community will be fed into the design process. The improvements will be implemented in phased stages.


The proposed route


Access to nature and coastal views


Shared path, seating and interpretation boards


Improved crossing of Dartmouth Road


Improved arrival area at Torbay Velopark



Consultation panel. See real thing in Torbay Leisure Centre