Considerations raised over state of Newbold Comyn in Leamington the place cycle trails are being constructed

Campaigner Kate Pittel, who has written to the Courier, says the previous golf course on the comyn has been “ripped up”and that the fears of many objectors to the controversial scheme had been “completely ignored”

Photo credit: Kate Pittel
Picture credit score: Kate Pittel

Work to construct cycle trails at Newbold Comyn in Leamington has ‘ripped up’ components of the inexperienced area – a protestor has stated.

Campaigner Kate Pittel, who has written to the Courier, has additionally stated that the fears of many objectors to the controversial scheme on a bit of the previous golf course space of the Comyn had been “completely ignored” by the landowner and venture chief Warwick District Council (WDC).

She has taken images of the components of the world which she says have been devastated and of sections the place “timber have been hacked down”.

Picture credit score: Kate Pittel

She stated: “They [WDC] advised us we wouldn’t discover.

“These tiny trails would mix in with the panorama, hardly seen to the bare eye’.

“’They wouldn’t change something – we might all nonetheless use it as earlier than.

“The place individuals liked to stroll, now they will’t. The place individuals liked the view, it not exists.

Picture credit score: Kate Pittel

“The place individuals liked the peace and quiet, that can change without end.”

In the meantime, Kate is demanding councillors meet her and different objectors to handle their considerations.

She stated: “I problem our councillors to satisfy with us.

Picture credit score: Kate Pittel

She stated: “Clarify why our views had been ignored, why our survey responses had been handled with disdain, and why you’ve ripped up our treasured inexperienced area.

“Should you care concerning the group you supposedly serve then converse to us.”

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At that assembly, Leamington Spa Biking Membership member Richard Davies stated: “It’s irrefutable that the buildings of their present state are an eyesore and demeaning to the world. A brand new cafe, public bathroom facility and biking abilities space is for everyone and in my view could be a much better utilisation of the area.

“The proposed quite simple family-oriented cycle paths put in in a comparatively small space of Newbold Comyn exhibit ahead considering from Warwick District Council in investing in grassroots biking.”

When the plans had been initially put ahead, Martin Sim – mountain bike consultant for Royal Leamington Spa Biking Membership – advised the Courier and Weekly Information that there have been a number of misunderstandings with the proposal and that it had an excessive amount of assist.

He stated that the world for bike tracks covers an general space of a couple of third of the previous golf course, and the precise footprint of the paths inside this space is way smaller, with loads of inexperienced area both aspect of the paths.

He additionally added that the plans would assist encourage households to cycle in a safe and protected space.

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