Members of Warrington Borough Council's executive board backed the new Project Victoria Park scheme.
Plans include the construction of a neighbourhood hub, a sports village centred around the current athletics track, ornamental gardens and leisure areas.
A consultation took place in the summer with more than 1,000 responses received. Now council officers will carry out more work before a final plan is developed in the summer of 2010.
Support and funding for the project and its future delivery is expected to be received from a range of project partners and stakeholders including external funding and grant awarding organisations.
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