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22 Nov 17

Ground work

Charlecote staff with years of knowledge of every inch of the property are working with external experts. Together they’ll ensure that the project outcome looks after Charlecote as well as our visitors. Planning permission is expected soon to demolish unsafe old buildings on the site next to the car park. Old concrete and pipes need to be removed too and then we’ll be able to sow grass seed – the first step in recreating the old tree-lined Avenue prospect down to the blue entrance gates. We’ll then submit plans for a new operational base to be built here for the Park and Garden team.

Charlecote staff and expert consultants work together on the Avenue project

01 Nov 17

From swifts to speed limits

Many, many meetings have taken place over the summer. Such a wide variety of factors have to be considered; from protecting nesting sites for the swifts when they return next summer to requesting reduced speed limits past the car park. Progress has been made on the plans to turn the woodyard from a storage and car parking area into our new additional catering venue - good news for everyone who has queued for a cup of tea on a sunny summer Sunday!

Aerial view of Charlecote woodyard and green court from gatehouse roof

02 Aug 17

Being patient

Work at the Avenue slowed to a halt in April when we realised we had several birds nesting around the site. We had to wait until the chicks had fledged. Lots of planning was taking place in the background though. Experts also undertook a bat survey and evidence of bats nesting and roosting was found. This will have an impact on the work we are able to carry out and when we can do so.

Baby blue tit chicks in nest at Charlecote Park