Ridgetop Park

The Ridgetop Park is 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 opened in June 2022, with further sections to be opened as they are established. Walkers and cyclists are able to enter the park via an entrance at the top of Deepway Lane, by the junction with Old Matford Lane. Small areas of car parking are also due to be delivered to enable wider public access.