Cheshire East Council has unveiled new landscaping plans to improve Meriton Road Park in Handforth as part of work to improve green spaces across the borough.
The proposals will transform the existing park with new tree planting, a new footpath and nature trail. Developed in partnership with Friends of Meriton Road Park, the masterplan provides a comprehensive but achievable vision for the Handforth site.
The majority of the projects that will form the plan’s delivery will be sourced via external funding. This plan will serve as a framework for the long-term use and development of the park and its facilities.
The council’s aim is to develop a welcoming, accessible park for all, which can be achieved by restoring and improving infrastructure and existing facilities and enhancing and creating habitats, providing more flexible spaces for recreation, community activities and events.
Cllr Mick Warren, chair of Cheshire East Council’s environment and communities committee, said:
This is really positive news for residents in Handforth, the surrounding areas and visitors coming to the town.
“With the summer in full swing, now is as good a time as ever to encourage people to enjoy our borough’s beautiful outdoor spaces. This plan, when delivered, will provide an even greater incentive for people to use them.”
Comments, questions or ideas about the Meriton Road Park masterplan from the public are all welcome and can be sent to the Council’s environmental services company, Ansa via email.