A five-acre public park for Malton and Norton has moved a step closer with the completion of a major conservation study into the site, along with a Business Plan for its future development. The site is a ‘scheduled with evidence of remains' from the Roman Fort, Malton underlying the ground Castle and a Jacobean Prodigy Housend, so the creation of the park has to meet with stringent guidelines.
The plan is to create a natural parkland, based on historic records of earlier gardens on the site, with seating and pathways, a woodland walk and ‘arenas' to be used for open-air theatre, music and community events.
The Derwent Riverside Project group that is planning the Castle Garden has already won backing from English Heritage, The Countryside Agency and Ryedale District Council, who currently own the site. The District Council is to carry out repairs to the walls to the site later this year and the group is now in the process of applying to the Heritage Lottery for funds to make the park a reality.
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