Significant milestone made in development of Tachbrook Country Park - The Leamington Observer

Significant milestone made in development of Tachbrook Country Park

A SIGNIFICANT milestone has been made in the development of a long-awaited country park in Warwick district.

Tachbrook Country Park is set to be the district’s largest public space and the transfer of land from developers AC Lloyd to Warwick District Council has been completed.

This is one of the final stages in a complex legal process to secure agreements with adjacent developers, landowners, and utility providers to allow the creation of the new 49-hectare public open space to get underway.

WDC’s neighbourhood spokesperson Coun Will Roberts said: “This parcel of land will make up a large area of the new country park. With the majority of the remaining land expected to come under our jurisdiction in the next few weeks, we are optimistic that we can now move forward with work to finalise the development designs ready for the procurement stage of the project.”

Although the land that has been allocated for the country park now falls under public ownership, WDC wants to reinforce the message to local people not to enter the site as the ground conditions underfoot are unknown and potentially

hazardous, with deep culverts.

Coun Roberts added: “We fully appreciate the keenness, particularly of those living within close proximity, to see the long-planned country park open to the public. However, due to health and safety concerns, the site is still closed to the public. It’s a priority to keep our residents safe and to prevent the risk of harm or serious injury.”

Planning permission for Tachbrook Country Park was granted in November 2022.

Once complete, the new public open space – which is located within easy access to the new housing developments and schools in Warwick, Whitnash and Bishop’s Tachbrook – will be operated by WDC under an ‘in perpetuity’ land use agreement to be granted by Bishop’s Tachbrook Parish Council.

It will include a refreshment centre, allotments, community growing area and community orchards, children’s play areas, car parking, foot and cycle paths and a timber pedestrian bridge crossings over the Tach Brook.

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