The Riverside Green Corridor
Sara Aspley - Chief Executive, Town Trust
Tony Perks - Deputy Chief Executive, SDC
Monday 21 December, 6pm
We will present the concept stage of the Stratford Riverside Corridor project, a joint partnership between Stratford District Council and Stratford Town Trust. This is part of our public consultation that will run until January 2021. The corridor is the land between the River Avon and the Warwick Road, from the Fisherman’s car park at the north end through to Seven Meadows Road at the south.
The project has secured £1.5m of grant funding from the government’s Building Better Fund, giving us a unique opportunity to create new green routes into town, reduce congestion and improve air quality. With guidance from specialist conservation agencies including Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, we will protect biodiversity in this area as well as create new habitats, preserving our beautiful riverside for now and future generations.
Access to attractive, open space is seen as key driver for economic recovery, vital in responding to the challenges of Covid-19. The increased provision for exercise and recreation created by the scheme will encourage both residents and visitors to spend quality time outdoors. We have commissioned an initial concept design that presents a range of thoughtful and inspiring ideas as to how the space might be used.>Although current funding won’t allow us to deliver everything that has been suggested, we hope the concept design will act as a long-term blueprint for this under-used area so close to the town centre. We will then be able to apply to future funding schemes to realise the vision.