Residents respond in thousands to district country park plans - The Leamington Observer

Residents respond in thousands to district country park plans

Leamington Editorial 3rd Jul, 2020 Updated: 3rd Jul, 2020   0

COUNCIL chiefs are preparing to consider the views of residents over two country parks in the district.

Residents in their thousands have voiced their opinion on the future of Newbold Comyn in Leamington and the latest plans for Tach Brook Country Park on the outskirts of the town.

The Newbold Comyn consultation, launched in March, asked residents and users for their views on the draft masterplan of the popular 300-acre park following the closure of the golf course at the end of 2017

The draft masterplan proposed an extension to the nature reserve, revised golf facilities with adventure golf and pitch and putt, high ropes, outdoor activity centre with climbing and zip wires,

a new visitor centre and cafe with football pavilion, and a variety of cycle tracks across the former 18 hole golf course.

The consultation closed on June 30 with more than 2,200 responses received.

In a survey on the latest plans for Tach Brook Country Park that opened on the same date, residents were asked to give their views on the latest plans for the new country park between Whitnash and Bishop’s Tachbrook.

The plans showed the various play areas, wetlands and footpaths that would feature in the park, as well as the various ways in which it could be used. Nearly 2,000 responses were received.

Warwick District Council will now review the results of each consultation to produce final masterplan for each location, which will be presented to the council’s ruling executive committee later this year.

District culture and neighbourhood spokeswoman Coun Moira-Ann Grainger said: “I would like to thank everyone that took the time to take part in these consultations – your views will help us shape the final masterplan for Newbold Comyn and the vision for the Tach Brook Country Park. “This will ensure that these valued green spaces can be used and enjoyed for generations to come.”

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