We are delighted to announce that the Teign Estuary Trail in Devon has received national recognition at the Landscape Institute awards 2021, winning the Excellence in Sustainable Infrastructure award.

The Teign Estuary Trail seeks to complete the missing link in the strategic active travel network between Newton Abbot and Teignmouth. Connecting Dawlish, Teignmouth and Newton Abbot through the extension of the Teign and Exe Estuary Trails would form a national showcase, supporting leisure as well as local trips, and providing environmental, economic and health benefits. 

On behalf of our clients Devon County Council, The Landmark Practice led the landscape design and assessment of this new 5 km long multi-use trail, which will be built on land adjacent to the estuary and north of the railway between Passage House Inn and Bishopsteignton.

The judging panel made the following comments:

‘The judges applauded the winner’s contribution to the potential for sustainable travel at the chosen site and tricky site challenges were overcome in sensitive and pragmatic way, taking landowners requirements in to account and providing detailed site analysis.  There was a commendable level of collaboration , multi-stakeholder working and community involvement and support; and the judges felt that as a whole this project has been very sensitively handled by the design team.  The project will be of exceptional benefit to the local community as it provides a much needed sustainable transport route and active travel link, connecting villages and places of interest in the area and attracting visitors to this beautiful part of the country.’

We’ve just received news that the project has received planning consent, a fantastic boost just before the Christmas break.  Here’s to progressing this exciting scheme in the New Year!