Ashford Borough Council’s cabinet have approved a draft masterplan for Conningbrook Lakes Country Park which will provide a mix of recreational facilities for residents and visitors alike to enjoy while protecting the rich natural environment.
Since planning permission was granted for the Country Park in 2014, various works have been completed to enable limited use of the park. These include a basic access road, new permanent concrete slipway, temporary storage facilities and an aeration system being installed in the lake.
One of the aims of the draft masterplan is to develop these temporary facilities and provide them on a permanent basis along with a new children’s destination play area, picnic areas, access paths, public art, car parking, a new access road and enhanced conservation/landscaped areas.
Cabinet have also agreed to enter into an agreement with Bretts (the freeholder) in order to progress to the next phase of residential development at the site as well as the country pub/hotel.
The draft plan will now be placed on the Council’s consultation portal for six weeks for further feedback and comment.