Dumbarton_Waterfront_PathwayA new £2.5 million waterfront pathway linking Dumbarton Town Centre to Dumbarton Rock has secured planning permission to progress to delivery.

The 1,140 metre coastal walkway, approved by Councilors at Planning Committee, will be delivered by December 2019 and will be ideal for walkers and cyclists. The walkway will also be used by tourists and visitors to the historic Dumbarton Castle directly from the town centre.

The Council will work with landowners including Dumbarton Football Club, Turnberry Homes, Lidl, Culross/Dunbritton and Historic Environment Scotland to deliver a high specification pathway including a wide walkway and cycle path connecting the Town Centre with Dumbarton Castle.

The walkway will be fitted with guard rails, wave walls and lighting will be fitted along the route along with appropriate stopping viewpoints. The Council will contribute towards 30% of the walkway with remaining 70% split with each landowners.

The new waterfront path was identified as a priority in the action plan following the Dumbarton Charrette in 2015. The Council with the support of the Scottish Government and Historic Environment Scotland focused on where the Rock and Castle area could be improved by linking them to the centre of Dumbarton.