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New country park coming to South Bucks in 2024 – but building paused due to weather

Tuesday, 2 April 2024 07:00

By Charlie Smith - Local Democracy Reporter

A new country park is coming to South Bucks in 2024, however building work has been paused due to bad weather.

South Bucks Country Park – working title – is a 59-acre green space being built off Stoke Road on the outskirts of Slough on the site of the former South Bucks Golf Academy.

The new park will include a pay and display car park, café, toilets, play area, amphitheatre and 1.5km long footpath, Buckinghamshire Council said.

The plans for the park – approved in 2018 – also show a bicycle route, BMX track, ‘green gym’, sensory garden and community hub.

Nearly six years on from the approval of the plans, Clive Harriss, the council’s cabinet member for culture and leisure gave an update on the park this week.

He said: “The layout and landscaping of the park has been progressing following the soil importation to the site, with a pause due to the recent extremely wet weather.”

For environmental and cost reasons, the council is now retaining a brick building on the site, rather than demolishing it for a new one.

A completion date for the park is not known but is slated to be this year.

Construction machinery has been temporary removed from the site and redeployed elsewhere in the meantime.

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