Concept Design for the Hawkenbury Pump Track
The HVA, Cllr Tracy Moore and officers from the council met with representatives from Velosolutions this morning, in the Recreation Ground, to look at the proposed site and concept design for the pump track.
The HVA would like to create a concept design of the pump track, along with associated drawings, photographs and layouts of what it would look like in the Recreation Ground. This will give us a much better idea of what the pump track will actually look like on the proposed site and we can create visualisations of the proposal. This should help clear up any misconceptions that people may have about pump tracks.
This will help us create a proposal that we can put to our members, local residents and park users and get feedback on the pump track idea for the Recreation Ground. Once we have a concept design, the HVA and the Council will consult through a drop-in session, where everyone will have an opportunity to express their views.
Once this is complete, the HVA, with the assistance of the TWBC Parks Team, will decide whether to proceed to a full planning application for the pump track. There will be further opportunities to make comments on the planning application, should it reach that stage.
The discussions were useful in that we could see how the Pump Track could integrate into the expanded pathways and cycle paths, that are being proposed through the Recreation Ground, to facilitate the Hawkenbury Farm development and the expansion of the recreational areas. There is also an opportunity to see what other facilities we could develop in the Recreation Ground as part of it’s expansion.
Thanks to Lynda Middlemiss, Planning Officer, and Dan Docker, Tree Officer, for attending. Their insight in protecting the trees, drainage and other matters was very useful.