Wheels set in motion for phase two of the new country park and cycle track
South Bucks District Council is pleased to report that construction works have begun on the new South Bucks Country Park in Stoke Poges. Planning permission was granted in November 2018 to develop the former golf academy on Stoke Road, into a 22 hectare country park. Once developed the new park will provide a wide range of outdoor recreation and wellbeing facilities open all year to the public.
The park will include:
- A 1km road cycle circuit
- A mountain bike trail
- Footpaths and jogging tracks with trim trail equipment
- Children's play facilities and a café with rooms for community use
- An Amphitheatre and ecology area
- Visitor parking
The new park will provide an inviting open space with quality facilities to help boost the health and wellbeing of our residents and the communities beyond.
The park will be landscaped including planting with a wide range of trees and shrubs that will enhance the range of natural habitats for animals, birds and insects, as well as making it visibly attractive for visitors.
South Bucks District Councillor Nick Naylor, Leader of the Council says: "It's great to see this project progressing and starting to take shape. One of the Council's areas of focus is working towards healthier local communities. We hope that by investing in this green space, residents will be encouraged to get out and about and visit our new country park, whether it's to take a relaxing stroll, have a jog, race around the cycle track or to meet up with friends for a cup of tea in the café.
"Cycling has significant health benefits and is accessible to all ages and abilities. The closed circuits allow for the safe training and confidence building for novice cyclists to be taught and to practice without the worry of cars. We are seeking guidance from Sport England and British Cycling to establish how we can incorporate more "Introduction to Cycling" facilities into the scheme and how we can encourage residents to take up cycling as a recreation and a healthy option in their lifestyle. We hope this new leisure facility will inspire the next generation of cyclists, whether it's for fun, fitness or competition."
It is anticipated that the country park will be open during summer 2021.