Have your say on Dukes Meadows

Hounslow Council is reminding residents and users of Dukes Meadows to have their say in its future.

Published: Tuesday, 13th December 2016

Hounslow Council is reminding residents and users of Dukes Meadows to have their say in its future as a major sports and recreation site.

The consultation runs until Friday 23 December 2016 as the Council look to finalise the plan to take forward that needs to be deliverable both in terms of cost and the planning status of the site as Metropolitan Open Land and ensuring the proposals are sustainable for the long term future for Dukes Meadows.

Earlier this year, the council commissioned a review to look at the current condition and use of the park.
The review was to consider the site and facilities as a recreational resource for the users and visitors to Dukes Meadows and opportunities and priorities for improvements.

The following areas have been identified following several consultation workshops and meetings with stakeholders:

  • enhancing the landscape character of the site
  • improving the formal sports offer and informal opportunities to improve health and wellbeing
  • look at plans that would reconnect the Thames Path by exploring the provision of a towpath bridge
  • restoring the nature conservation areas

Based on the review, the Council is now looking at developing a range of options to improve the existing sports facilities, access to the site and the open space at Dukes Meadows. It will also include looking at a long-term solution to traffic issues on and around the site.

Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, said: “We are pleased to be progressing with this very exciting plan for Dukes Meadows and we are keen to hear the views of residents and users of the park. Let us know what you think.”

A survey is available online and information will also be on display at Chiswick Town Hall [Heathfield Terrace, London W4 4JN] until Friday 23 December.

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