5 Aug 2012
Last week, Castle Point Borough Council Planning Committee voted in favour of the planning proposal which will retain and adapt the Olympic Mountain Bike course for use by the public, as well as expand and enhance Hadleigh Country Park, providing opportunities for people to more fully access, enjoy and appreciate the area’s natural historic environment. The plans also include a Visitors Centre, Café, bike hire shop and network of multi user walking and cycling tracks.
Essex County Councillor Stephen Castle, Cabinet Member for Education, Life Long Learning and the 2012 Games said: “We are delighted with the decision from the planning committee. As we watch the stunning images of the historic landscape at Hadleigh being beamed around the world next week, Essex residents can be proud not just of hosting the exciting and challenging Olympic events but proud of the promise of a legacy .