The Green Loop is a 7km loop encircling, and connecting, the new and existing town and includes a number of off-highway footpaths and cycle paths interconnecting the loop.
A video of Whitehill & Bordon’s Green Loop has been created to encourage residents and visitors to make use of the award-winning network of paths.
Filmed using drone technology, the video shows off the wooded glades, natural landscapes and way-finding features that make the loop such an attraction.
The film is a joint initiative led by Whitehill Town Council in partnership with Hampshire County Council, East Hampshire District Council, Defence Infrastructure Organisation and Whitehill and Bordon Regeneration Company.
Whitehill & Bordon’s Green Loop is 7km long encircling the town connecting the existing and new areas of the town together.
Promoting health by enabling active travel such as walking, cycling and accessible access is also a key factor of the Green Loop and the drone footage will further enhance this whilst showcasing the natural beauty of the town’s greenspaces.
The inter-connectivity of the Loop reduces car dependency in the area with links to local businesses and schools enabling people to walk rather than drive.
The Green Loop was funded from S106 Developer contributions and Local Enterprise Partnership funding.
Cllr Andy Tree, Leader of Whitehill Town Council said: “I am very pleased to see the Green Loop video completed and published, as a town council initiative that shows off Whitehill & Bordon. My thanks to Town Council officers and the drone team for putting this together and to those who feature in the recording.”
Cllr Phillip Davies, EHDC’s Assistant Portfolio Holder for Whitehill & Bordon, said: “The Green Loop makes it easy for people making local journeys to leave their cars at home and travel around the town by walking and cycling.” “It is a fantastic facility for the town and this new video shows it off at its best. We’re hoping local people will like and share the videos when they see them on social media so more people have the chance to enjoy the loop and see everything Whitehill & Bordon has to offer.”
Councillor Edward Heron, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Lead Member for Transport and Environment Strategy, said: “This video showcases the thoughtfully designed local network and the appeal of walking and cycling for local journeys. We have been delighted to work with our partners to make the vision of the Green Loop a reality and to have played our part in the creation of a new and thriving town. This is a further example of how we have worked in close partnership with East Hampshire District Council (EHDC), the Whitehill and Bordon Regeneration Company and Whitehill Town Council to deliver key infrastructure to support the growing local community.”
Bruce Collinson, Whitehill and Bordon Regeneration Company, said “We are pleased to have been involved in this project and look forward to the community using more of the fantastic green spaces in the town. The Green Loop provides everyone with access to walking and cycling routes, reduces the need for cars and promotes an active lifestyle, something we are committed to develop as part of the town’s growth in partnership with others. “