Despite their election promise to "save our countryside", local Lib Dem councillors are lining up to support plans to cover this informal footpath between Marlborough Gardens and Maunsell Way with a three metre wide strip of tarmac.
The existing path
A nearby three metre wide tarmac paths shows how this little oasis of green tranquillity might look after the Lib Dem "improvements".
A nearby three metre tarmac path
The existing mature hedgerow along the side of side of the path will be cut back and the path will be extended to the pavement in Marlborough Gardens, destroying the existing grass and bushes.
The proposed junction with Marlborough Gdns
The plans as they stand make no provision for signs or barriers to prevent this new tarmac path being used as a rat run by motorcyclists. It should be possible to improve this footpath without turning it into a small road.