Warwick district's first country park could form part of masterplan - The Leamington Observer

Warwick district's first country park could form part of masterplan

Leamington Editorial 1st Feb, 2021   0

A COUNTRY park spanning 56 hectares between Bishop’s Tachbrook and Warwick could be part of a new masterplan for the district.

Plans to develop Tachbrook Country Park will be considered the Warwick District Council’s Executive later this month.

The latest proposals follow two public consultations whose results have been incorporated into a masterplan, which has been drawn up in collaboration with Bishop’s Tachbrook Parish Council.

Warwick District councillor Alan Rhead said results showed ‘overwhelming support’ for the park plans which include access for walking, traffic-free cycling, natural play areas and a central refreshment hub.

He added: “We also know that the public is looking to us to encourage wildlife and biodiversity on the land and to set up communal food growing areas. This project is not only an important element of our Local Plan but also a significant contribution to our Climate Emergency Action Plan.”

Bishop’s Tachbrook Parish Council chairman Matt Greene added: “The development of the new country park is vitally important to our parish. Not only will it provide a wonderful public open space for a wide range of recreational activities, it will also strengthen and provide new connections, linking our parish’s settlements and the local amenities such as our schools. We also hope this will encourage more walking and cycling and reduced car use. We are proud to be part of the project team and look forward to the grand opening with the realisation of this vision for our community.”

The plans will be considered further by the district council’s Executive on February 11.

Visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/tachbrook for more details.


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