Council opens Dukes Meadows consultation

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

Published: Tuesday, 15th November 2016

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

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.

The final plan that the Council takes forward will need 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 Dukes Meadows.

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.”

The Council is inviting views on these initial options from stakeholders of the site and members of the public at two venues, on Sunday 20 November.

Those attending will have the opportunity to meet council officers and the consultant team and provide your feedback on the initial proposals.

Alternatively, you can submit your views by completing a short online survey form accessible from the consultations webpage.

The consultation will run until 4 December 2016.

Venues and timings: Sunday 20 November
Food Market Chiswick (the market is open 10am to 2pm)
The Pavilion, Market Drive, Chiswick, London, W4 2RX
Chiswick Pier (the hall will be open from 10am to 6pm)
The Pier House, Corney Reach Way, London, W4 2UG.