KNUTSFORD residents are being invited to have their say on the future of Booths Park.
Bruntwood, the owner of Booths Park since 2004, recently revealed that it would consider a proposal for new homes to meet the housing need - as highlighted in the Draft Knutsford Town Strategy – following its public consultation on the application for new commercial space at the park.
Feedback from this consultation was used by the developer to start to shape a vision for the park – including potential sporting, community and leisure facilities, investment in road improvements and up to 150 new homes.
Bruntwood’s outline proposals for Booths Park can now be found in a new brochure, which includes a feedback form so that residents can submit their views.
Chris Roberts, Bruntwood’s development manager, said: “As highlighted in the Draft Knutsford Town Strategy, an additional 460 -1,280 new homes will be needed in the town by 2030.
"Booths Park has established facilities and is close to the town centre, making it an ideal location to accommodate new homes that could help meet this need.
“As well as investing in new houses, we are also proposing to invest in new sports facilities such as providing a new pavilion for Toft Cricket Club as well as pitches and a clubhouse for Knutsford Rugby Club, while continuing our commitment to the heritage of the park.
“In addition, there would be a potential contribution towards the cost of upgrading local roads to help tackle existing congestion.”
Colin Sinclair, Bruntwood’s director of property management, was one of the presenters at the Knutsford Conservation and Heritage Group public meeting on April 8, and spoke about the plans.
A booklet with a feedback form was also handed out to attendees of the meeting.
Colin said: “We will be carrying out further consultation with the local community to help us shape and finalise our plan.
“We are really looking forward to hearing people’s idea as to what sporting facilities Knutsford needs and how to design and build new homes that are entirely in keeping with Booths Park, its heritage and its surrounding.”
The new brochure, which includes the feedback form, is available online at bruntwood.co.uk/futureboothspark.