The University of Warwick have announced plans for an exciting new 48+ hectare public eco park!
A proposal has been submitted to create the huge public eco park on the south side of its campus for consideration in the South Warwickshire Local Plan. The new eco park will help support and develop an even more sustainable future for the campus, its students and staff, and its surrounding communities.
The new proposed stadium for Coventry City Football Club, first announced last year in partnership with the University of Warwick, would be located in the vicinity of, and in addition to, the proposed eco park area. It will be a visionary and environmentally friendly new home for the Sky Blues, drawing directly on the eco park’s ethos to be one of the UK’s greenest and most sustainable football stadia.
The eco park will be open to the public as well as students and university staff, and will make a significant contribution to sustainable development delivering substantial community benefits to Coventry, Kenilworth, and the rest of South Warwickshire. The eco park will have three core themes:
- Discovery – It will provide new recreational space for students, staff and the public, with pedestrian and cycle paths, including the established Sustrans route, which will connect main campus to the Greenway and Kenilworth Road with a sculpture trail and picnic areas.
- Ecology – It will also include nature reserves, supporting even more diverse wildlife with new and enhanced wildlife habitats linking into the heart of campus, which will provide opportunities for nature study for local schools
- Energy – space for renewable energy generation to serve the campus and potentially the wider community.
Further details regarding the eco park can be seen on the University of Warwick website at https://warwick.ac.uk/