Public asked for their views on creating a country park in South Bucks District
South Bucks District Council is considering the viability of transforming its former golf academy site in Stoke Poges into a country park, open to the public all year and providing wide range of outdoor recreational facilities. It will be seeking the public's views until 5pm on 22 January 2018.
Country Park Consultation
The vision is for the 20.75 hectares site, which lies between the B416 and Stoke Poges Lane in Stoke Poges, to offer comprehensive, purpose-built cycling facilities, a BMX trail and mountain bike trail, a green gym, landscaped amphitheatre area as well as walking areas and the preservation of a number of the wildlife habitats on the site. There will also be café facilities and a children's playground. The potential scheme is very much at the conceptual stage at the moment, but the Council is keen to see this site established for outdoor recreational use, and enjoyed by the wider public.
The Council is working with epd Parkwood consultants, who have extensive experience in providing park and leisure facilities.
|Public meetings to show people the outline vision were held on:|
|Wednesday 6 December, 2pm - 6pm at The Cedar Room, The South Buckinghamshire Golf Club, Park Road, Stoke Poges, SL2 4PJ|
Thursday 7 December, 2pm - 7pm, at Stoke Poges Village Hall, Rogers Lane, SL2 4LP
From 6 December, people will also be able to give their views online once the consultation begins or by emailing Thecountrypark@southbucks.gov.uk
The outline concept will be displayed in the Reception area of South Bucks District Council's offices at Capswood, Denham and at Stoke Poges Parish Council offices, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges SL2 4LP through December after the public meetings until the consultation closes on 22 January 2018.
Next steps: Responses to the consultation will be analysed and taken into consideration for the site's design, before a planning application is submitted in the Spring. It's hoped work can start in the autumn and the facilities become available from 2020.