Residents of Worcester have been asked by the city council for their views on developments to a public open space in Warndon.

Plans are in the works to refurbish the 4.2-acre area to the south of Cotswold Way, adjacent to the Mazak factory.

Projected enhancements to the site include new playgrounds, an 11-space lit car park, and measures to bolster existing woodland and plant wildflowers.



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Residents may share their suggestions during a four-week consultation period available on the council’s website.

Councillor Robyn Norfolk, chair of Worcester City Council’s Place & Economic Development Committee, said: "This is an opportunity to make significant improvements to the public open space at Cotswold Way, turning the area into a real asset for the local community.

"Our proposals would make it a destination for families and children to play and relax, as well as a place for people of all ages to enjoy the beauty of nature.

"On top of that, we also proposing to add in some additional free parking spaces.

She added: "Feedback from the community is vital, letting us know whether our plans meet the needs of residents.

"So, I would encourage people to have their say, and influence this exciting initiative at"

There are three main features of the proposed changes.

The first encompasses play equipment proposed at four different areas along the public footpath between Cranham Drive and Chedworth Close.

The second involves biodiversity through planting colourful wildflowers, cultivating a mini-orchard, and maintaining local fruit trees' health.

Last is the transformation of a disused Rodborough Close territory into an illuminated, free-to-use car park.

The opinion poll is live on the council’s website until Sunday, December 17.

Printed copies can be procured from the Guildhall, or by calling 01905 722233 for those unable to access the survey online.