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Landscaping Proposals: Public Consultation – News Update

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Landscaping Proposals: Public Consultation

The Steadings is running a pre-application consultation on the proposed plans for the public open space and landscaping for the area next to Spratsgate Lane. The consultation period began on Monday 5th December 2022 and will rununtil Friday 6th January 2023, giving local residents the opportunity to contribute their thoughts towards shaping the proposed landscaping plans.

These proposals and the subsequent works are a part of the significant wider investment into Cirencester that The Steadings is committed to delivering. 

Click here to view the presentation containing the proposals

This image depicts the landscaping masterplan and features three distinct character areas. The area to the south is Spratsgate Wood, to the north is the Northern Green Spaces and on the west are the Rural Links.

The Detailed Design Code for landscaping which has been approved by the Local Planning Authority set out a series of objectives which these proposals aim to achieve. These include:

  • The retention of existing woodland and hedgerows
  • The creation of optimum conditions for a new wildlife zone with minimal public access
  • A site-wide footway and cycleway loop
  • Establishing open woodland
  • Including a Bespoke Play Area (BPA) and a Local Equipped Area for Play (LEAP)/ Local Area for Play (LAP) play area
  • Ensure existing landscape constraints, e.g. the overhead pylons are accommodated

Each area has been carefully planned to deliver its own objectives. A key overarching objective of these proposals is to add value to the area, by creating green open spaces that are accessible improve and enhance ecology through habitat creation and carefully selected tree-planting schemes, providing play areas for children to safely play. 

The presentation provides information on the landscape features that are being proposed and their benefits, along with maps and photos. 

We are interested in feedback from local residents on the plans and comments can be submitted to, the deadline for your comments on the plans is Friday 6 January 2023.

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