PLANS to build a new cycleway between Allonby and Silloth have been revealed.

The project has been developed by Silloth on Solway Coastal Community team, and Allerdale Council has taken the lead on the project as the applicant for the planning application.

The cycleway will run north between Allonby and Silloth, with the application covering proposed off-road sections.

The cycleway will be a 14.1m coastal path, which will link to the Maryport to Allonby coastal path.

It is aimed predominately at cyclists, but it will be multi-functional aimed at both pedestrians and cyclists in the off-road sections.

Joe Broomfield, tourism development manager, said: “It’s fantastic news that we have reached the stage where a planning application for the Allonby to Silloth cycle path has been submitted.

“Research by Sustrans has shown that cycling tourism is worth around £39m each year in Cumbria.”

The proposed route will also provide a pedestrian path along the length of the coast, including the section between Allonby and Silloth.

A total of 9.47km of the route will be located on-road along lightly trafficked minor roads.

The consultation is due to end today.