Published: Friday, 24th May 2024

Just in time for the May half-term break over 20 families joined representatives from Warwick District Council and the Vistry Group to open the new playground in Kenilworth.

The playground has now officially been handed over to the Council as a public space.

The play area is centrally located for the enjoyment of current and future families living at Stoneleigh View, off Glasshouse Lane, a mixed-tenure development which over the next four years will provide 620 homes for the town, half of which will be available for social rent, shared ownership or private rental.

Stoneleigh View is the result of a successful collaboration between the Vistry Group, formerly Countryside Partnerships, the UK’s leading mixed-tenure affordable housing developer, Warwick District Council and its wholly owned housing company Milverton Homes.

178 properties are already occupied with eleven families/individuals living in the new council properties all of which benefit from air source heat pumps and solar panels to improve energy efficiency, with more homes to be made available in the coming months.

Isabella, aged 3, said: “They have finished my park! I am so excited I got to cut the red ribbon and play!”

Diana, aged 2.5, added: “It’s amazing! I love it!”

Councillors, residents and officers in front of the new playground

Adam Sharpe, Vistry’s Managing Director for South West Midlands said: “We are thrilled to be handing over this playground to Warwick District Council for the residents to enjoy. Joint ventures such as this provide a range of high-quality family homes to suit people from all walks of life. The blend of open market and affordable properties provides a wonderfully diverse neighbourhood where communities can thrive.”

Councillor Will Roberts Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Services said: “The new playground is a great asset for residents who are part of this growing community in Kenilworth. We hope that the families living here will enjoy using the facilities and it will become a sociable and well used meeting point.”

Councillor Paul Wightman Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Housing said: “It’s wonderful to see this new play area officially open and for the new community to be reaping the benefits of a successful partnership between the Council and the Vistry Group; providing affordable housing including new Council homes for the area and a welcoming and inclusive public space for all to enjoy.”

Residents, councillors and officers stood in front of the new play equipment with their hands in the air

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