Chance to have say on new open space plan for Warndon - The Worcester Observer

Chance to have say on new open space plan for Warndon

Worcester Editorial 27th Nov, 2023   0

CITY residents are being asked for their views on proposals to improve a public open space on the south side of Cotswold Way in Warndon, opposite the Mazak factory.

Worcester City Council is preparing plans for a range of improvements to the 4.2-acre area of public open space that runs alongside Cotswold Way, between Cranham Drive and Chedworth Close.

Proposals include new play areas, a new 11-space illuminated car park and work to enhance the existing woodland and to plant wildflowers, in order to improve the biodiversity in the area.

Coun Robyn Norfolk, chair of Worcester City Council’s Place and Economic Development Committee, said: “Our proposals would make it a destination for families and children to play and relax, as well as a place for people of all ages to enjoy the beauty of nature. On top of that, we also proposing to add in some additional free parking spaces.

New play equipment will be installed at four zones along the route of the public footpath between Cranham Drive and Chedworth Close, creating a ‘play on the way’ experience for toddlers, juniors and early teens to enjoy as they are walking along the route

Colourful wildflowers will adorn the site, creating a new mini-orchard, improving the existing woodland and work to promote the health of the many fruit trees in the area while an unused area of hard standing off Rodborough Close will be transformed into an illuminated free-to-access car park providing 11 spaces.

The survey is open now at and runs until Sunday, December 17.

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