Plan for development of The Carrs unveiled

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Cheshire East Council have been working on a plan for the future development of the town park.

The aim of the master plan is to draw up a long term vision for The Carrs which will create greater accessibility to all user groups, improvement the river
embankment, increase and develop the green infrastructure through new planting and management of existing plants, improve the quality of play opportunities and review the site facilities including toilets, parking, play equipment and the cafe.

Initial proposals include new picnic benches, a multi-use games area (MUGA), new skate park, new play area and new footpaths

Councillor Mick Warren, chair of Cheshire East Council's environment and communities committee, said: "Our environmental services company Ansa has been working hard in partnership with Wilmslow Town Council, The Friends of The Carrs, The Bollin Valley Rangers and The Wilmslow Neighbourhood Plan Biodiversity Group, to support the growth of the park for all its visitors.

"This is already a very well-informed plan. We are adopting a holistic approach to ensure sensitive development of the park, focusing on connecting its many different aspects.

"Our focus is very much on community health and wellbeing and increased opportunities for biodiversity. Naturally, we are keen to share information about the park and our plans to improve it.

"This community engagement exercise is to gather further information and feedback and we welcome all comments and ideas. To do this, please email: [email protected]"

Information boards about this have recently gone up in The Carrs and the associated landscape design plan can be accessed via the Cheshire East Council website.

A spokesperson for Cheshire East Council said "A combination of the community engagement feedback, available resources (funding, staff and volunteers) and CEC and town council priorities will determine the order we approach the different elements of the masterplan.

"However, where we have the capacity we can start straight away, for example we started the new grassland management this year."

The Carrs


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Helen Battilana
Friday 1st October 2021 at 3:15 pm
I note that the topic of toilets for The Carrs will be reviewed. I'd love to see the long abandoned toilet block by Twinnies Bridge made operational again.
Christopher Evans
Sunday 3rd October 2021 at 10:43 am
It is good to see an upgrade these facilities to keep the youth active. To make the new skate board park challenging ~ why not ask the skate boarding youth of the Parish what they want included into the new design?

This is something the Town Council could easily undertake without too much expense.

Who is providing funds for this redevelopment, central Gov or council tax payers etc.?

Hope the plans include litter bins with space for recyclable items from which income can be earned.
David Woodcock
Wednesday 6th October 2021 at 6:18 pm
Hopefully the improvements to biodiversity will not include fencing areas of The Carrs off from public access as at the common.
David Cain
Wednesday 6th October 2021 at 6:58 pm
Any chance off a pitch and putt course? There used to be one plus tennis courts in the 1960s.
It was very popular and a great way for families to have fun!
Peter Davenport
Monday 11th October 2021 at 9:12 pm
Dear All.
Whatever one thinks, any reasonable is good, as conditions in the Carrs nee improving, and it always amazes me, that Cheshire always pleads poverty, and lots of expenses for example, care of the elderly, and yet money is foun for cycle paths ( we know a government grant was involved, and from the brown's Lane episode, and controversey, I am certain that ANSA will make a reasonable job of this, but it will be interesting who does the work
P Davenport