In the recent local plan there is a written outline of a new country park to be created as a buffer between Greenstead and the new garden community. The park will cover the Salary Brook corridor and Churn Wood. It is written in the plan the park will be a minimum size of 70 hectares (700,000m2). A quick estimate of the area of Churn Wood gives 25 hectares (250,000m2). Subtracting Churn Wood from the total leaves an area of 45 hectares (450,000m2). The length of the Salary Brook corridor is roughly 1.5km. Divide the remaining area by the length and you’ve got a strip 300m wide (450,000/1,500 = 300).
The local plan hasn’t been formally accepted, there’s no actual evidence to suggest where this park is going but a rough outline of the figures above is shown below.
There’s still no formal plans but here’s another image I’ve been passed from the Wivenhoe Independents.
Please sign and share the petition to say we want whole of the Salary Brook valley made in to a country park.