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Rainbow Clyst Meadows

New greenspace at Station Road, Broadclyst

This is an important milestone in the creation of the Clyst Valley Regional Park - 

Green boundary showing land bought by EDDC
The green boundary shows the land that will become the new greenspace

The land is presently a series of meadows that have been managed by grazing cattle and sheep, and the cutting of hay. The hedges are mature and give the site a feeling of seclusion. They provide a home for dormice and many different types of warbler in summer. There are also some lovely mature oak trees in these hedges which are used by bats and both green and greater spotted woodpeckers. In winter, snipe probe for worms in the loamy soils. Roe deer and fox are regularly seen on the site.

Autumn sunrise - Oak Tree
Beautiful mature Oak trees are a highlight of the new green space, and an important habitat for wildlife.

Following a public consultation in March 2023 we are completing technical works and preparing a planning application for submission in spring 2024. 

We will then commence work to provide access and paths and hope to have the site fully open for public access in early 2025