Green light given for major new country park

Plans for a 121 acre country park located south of Warwick and Leamington Spa have been given the go-ahead.

The decision enables the project team to complete land transfers and procure contractors to create Tachbrook Country Park.

The site will stretch between Bishop’s Tachbrook, Whitnash, Leamington Spa and Warwick, be becoming one of the largest green spaces in the district connecting the new housing developments to Oakley school and other major public amenities planned for the area.

Leader of Warwick District Council Cllr Andrew Day said: “This welcome decision brings overdue good news to the thousands of residents who have made their homes in the new communities that are forming in Bishop’s Tachbrook and Heathcote.

“At last, we can get on with the job of establishing this much anticipated country park that will provide accessible, sustainable green space and an array of public benefits for all ages. Thank you to all our partners who have worked so hard to overcome significant obstacles to get this vital project moving.”

Sean Deely, chair of the Tachbrook Country Park Steering Board and Parish Councillor added:  “This is a significant step forward in delivering a fantastic new amenity which will vitally connect local communities and serve many more.

“This unlocks the next stages in delivering the Tachbrook Country Park, which we are aiming to complete as soon as is feasibly possible.”

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