Site meeting held with John, Chris and Phil Betts (Shrop Council) to review options. Agreed that most practical option is option A.
See Post below for details of options and map.
The council will clear the route of the existing bridleway from the road near to the cattle grid but off the common down the side of The Green and diagonally accross to ultimately meet up with the Nunnery Lane bridleway. They will install a new gate off the road adjacent to the Green (there is a suitable pull in). For those wanting to stay on the common it is possible to find their own route onto the road on the common side of the cattle grid.
The council will arrange necessary paperwork with SWT for the permissive route around “The Green”. When this has been agreed we will need a work party to lay a drainage pipe behind the Green. Might get away with doing this by hand to keep costs down and hopefully will not need much stone. Phil is looking into whether council can provide drainage pipe and stone (also needed for the Prescot route).
The other issue of the gate onto Nunnery Lane was discussed. The council will look into moving the gate further up the lane away from the steep drop. Hopefully this will be done by the council at same time as doing the other work above.
Hope to get this route open in next few months.