Update: The team is delighted to share that on Thursday 11th January 2024, Vale of White Horse District Council approved the planning application for Central Park. The team is looking forward to work commencing towards the end of the year; construction is expected to take two years.
Please note that the maintenance cost of the pavilion toilets will not, in any circumstance, fall to the residents. We will update you with who will cover this cost once it has been finalised.
St. Modwen’s much-anticipated application for the Central Park at Kingsgrove has been officially submitted to the council, showcasing a range of exciting amenities designed for people of all ages. The proposal includes play equipment, agility equipment, and a skate park. The park will also offer football pitches, socialising areas, and a multi-use games area, promoting community engagement and active lifestyles.
This application follows a successful and collaborative consultation with the community in September 2022, where over 200 people attended and provided valuable insights. St. Modwen also organised a workshop with the councillors, demonstrating their commitment to incorporating community input.
In addition to the facilities already mentioned, St. Modwen is dedicated to providing a community orchard, growing space and allotments. This will enable residents and visitors to cultivate their own produce, fostering a great opportunity for people to embrace outdoor activities.
At Kingsgrove, green space has proven to be incredibly significant, with residents benefitting from the Woodland Walk trail, playparks and walkways. As well as this, St. Modwen is collaborating with Make Space for Girls and PiPA to ensure inclusivity for children and families in the play areas.
The development of Central Park is expected to open in stages, with Central Park East expected to open in 2024, followed by Central Park West in 2026.
St. Modwen would like to thank all the residents and local stakeholders for their participation and feedback during the consultation process.
For more information, please click the link here to the Council’s portal.