Surrey Heath Borough Council are undertaking an exciting new project to provide a lovely natural open space for informal public recreation whilst also carrying out a number of works to improve drainage and alleviate local flooding. A series of enhancements will be made to improve the area for this purpose.
Both the purchase and the improvements will be at no cost to the Council tax payer, being funded through developer contributions.
In the first instance, a number of works are being completed to improve drainage and tree safety. This includes the felling of some over – aged trees and tree surgery works across the site. Drainage improvements include ditch clearance and the creation of new ditches, scrapes and a pond. This will improve drainage on site and help alleviate flooding related issues in Chobham. The drainage works will also include the creation of built up footpaths in certain areas.
Following these initial improvements, further work will be undertaken to define the path network and put up helpful signs and interpretation. This will include a series of circular waymarked walking routes.
We hope to keep as much of the site accessible during these works, but we do apologise if we have to occasionally divert or close paths or areas of the land, for which we will give as much notice as possible.
All works are being undertaken with the full permission of any appropriate bodies.
We are aiming to formally open the area to the public in early Autumn 2016. Watch this space for future updates!
In the meantime, if you have any queries, please contact Surrey Heath Borough Council (Greenspace Team) on 01276 707100.