The Ridgetop Park will be a new, large, public park. It is proposed as ‘suitable alternative natural green space’ (SANGS) and is being delivered to mitigate the impact that the collective additional population from new development may otherwise have on the Exe Estuary.
Planning permission has been granted for some parcels of the Ridgetop Park to convert it from agricultural use. These parcels will be planted to enhance existing habitats and establish new habitats, with pathways and interpretation incorporated to enable a high-quality visitor experience with wide-reaching views and chances to learn about the heritage of the local area.
Work has been progressing on planting and establishing the Ridgetop Park. The first parts are expected to open later this year, with further sections to be opened as they are established. The Ridgetop Park will be easily accessible on-foot for many new residents, with small areas of car parking also delivered to enable wider public access.