Published: Thursday, 28th March 2024

A significant milestone in the development of the 49-hectare (121-acre) Tachbrook Country Park has been reached with the completion of the transfer of land from developers AC Lloyd to Warwick District Council.

This is one of the final stages in a complex legal process to secure agreements with adjacent developers, land owners and utility providers to allow the creation of the new public open space to get underway.

Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood, Councillor Will Roberts, commented:

“This parcel of land will make up a large area of the new County Park. With the majority of the remaining land expected to come under our jurisdiction in the next few weeks, we are optimistic that we can now move forward with work to finalise the development designs ready for the procurement stage of the project.”

Although the land that has been allocated for the Country Park now falls under public ownership, the Council wants to reinforce the message to local people not to enter the site as the ground conditions underfoot are unknown and potentially hazardous, with deep culverts.

Councillor Roberts added:

“We fully appreciate the keenness, particularly of those living within close proximity, to see the long-planned country park open to the public. However, due to health & safety concerns, the site is still closed to the public. It’s a priority to keep our residents safe and to prevent the risk of harm or serious injury.”

Planning permission for Tachbrook Country Park was granted in November 2022. Once complete, the new public open space - which is located within easy access to the new housing developments and schools in Warwick, Whitnash and Bishop’s Tachbrook - will be operated by Warwick District Council under an ‘in perpetuity’ land use agreement to be granted by Bishop’s Tachbrook Parish Council.

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