NOV 00] WARWICK DISTRICT COUNCIL NEWS
Plans For £8m Wow In Warwick Revealed
to bring the wow factor into Warwick, which could involve
redesigning parts of the town centre and rebuilding the town’s
football ground, have been unveiled.
are being asked to comment on the plans as part of a wide
consultation scheme that runs until 23 January 2001.
are two aspects to the scheme. One involves looking at options
for Old Square and Church Street and making it more
could include using the same stone as Market Square, or a more
complex plan where the parking by the Millennium Garden is
other scheme, which has been drawn up over the past two years,
is to rejuvenate public land around St Mary’s Lands.
proposals hinge on knocking down the existing stable blocks at
the racecourse and selling the land for housing. This would
raise money for:
a new ground for Racing Warwick FC
and improving the stable facilities at the racecourse
Warwick Common by looking after the open space, managing the
parking and employing a ranger
new facilities for the scout group.
Elliott, strategic director at Warwick District Council, said:
proposals potentially represent one of the most significant
beneficial changes to Warwick seen in recent times.
proposals, if agreed, will enhance the environment and setting
of the town, and offer the opportunity to improve the
sporting, recreational and community facilities for the people
of Warwick town.”
said they could tie into other initiatives that are of concern
to people living in the town, namely:
traffic in the town centre by having a bus shuttle to a new
long-stay parking area off Hampton Road.
with the planned restoration of Hill Close gardens, shortly
to be the subject of a £700,000 lottery bid.
a Gardens Trail through the towns.
affordable housing and improving community facilities for
people living on the Forbes Estate.
are being sent to groups that would be affected by the plans,
but there will also be an exhibition where people can give their
comments on both schemes at Warwick Library from the week
beginning 4 December.
will be on hand to answer questions on the first day, and also
will be at St Paul’s Church on 13 December from 3pm to 8pm to
talk about the St Mary’s Lands scheme.
Joe Short, chairman of Warwick District Council, said:
St Mary’s Lands proposals, if they come to pass, represent
an investment of almost £2 million.
you add the housing development and the Hill Close Lottery bid
there will be a total investment in this area of around £8
is not surprising that people are now saying, Warwick