A large area of public open space in Bishop’s Cleeve will be regenerated to help reconnect the community with nature, water and wildlife. The Grangefield Watercourse Restoration project will see the area enhanced with a meandering watercourse, wetland, wild meadows and walkways.
Designs for the parkland, commissioned by Tewkesbury Borough Council, are still at draft stage at the moment, but the final design will be shared in the coming weeks. By commissioning first-class landscape design, the parkland will soon have the potential to reduce flood risk, improve biodiversity, increase water quality and enhance the local area, all while making the area a lot easier to maintain.
The circular pathway, which is regularly used by dog walkers, is to be maintained as part of this project, but it is hoped that the project will attract even more members of the community to use the area.
Councillor Jim Mason, Tewkesbury Borough Council’s lead member for clean and green environment, said: “This is a very exciting project as we are looking at enhancing the way this land is used. By not going down a traditional, hard engineered, route we will be able to make this area a more attractive place for both the residents of Bishops Cleeve and the local wildlife.”
It is anticipated the majority of the works will be finished by the end of 2018.