Playing Pitch Under M4 To Be Moved for Arts Market

Part of proposals made for changes to Boston Manor Park

Existing MUGA


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Hounslow Council has now submitted a planning application for Boston Manor Park. This followed a consultation period with over 200 people replying online and 400 in face to face interviews, including those during Brentford Festival.

The proposals include moving the multi-use games area to facilitate an arts market.

The application includes work to be done on restoration of planted lawns to Boston Manor House, lake, walled gardens and service yard, amenity hub, meadow, orchard and memorial gardens, and woodland, including repairs and upgrades to the parks infrastructure.

It also seeks consent for tree works; lighting columns; improvements to the existing changing rooms, bothy and service yard buildings; refurbishment and extension of the existing cafe to accommodate an additional education room; and moveable cabins, associated with the proposed arts market located under the M4 flyover.

There will be changes to paths, hedges and overgrown plantings and a reduction in ornamental planting. There will be a loss in hedges and mature trees as well as new plantings. It is proposed create a new wet woodland with a "spring pool cascade". The existing playground will be retained and a new 'natural play' area beyond it once the trees are thinned out.

Landscape masterplan

arts market

It is proposed to move the Multi-use Games Area (MUGA) further under the M4 (marked A on the masterplan) and replace it by two half-court basketball courts instead of a whole pitch. Removing it from its current location facilitates the creating of an "art market" with 38 craft cabins and stalls under the flyover.

Proposed changes to buildings:

1. Changing rooms to the same footprint as existing - refurbished
2. New cafe layout with same foot print as existing - refurbished
3. Extension for a multi-use education space (marked by red)
4. 'Bothy’ building to the same footprint as existing - refurbished to exterior
5. Existing service yard buildings - external envelope refurbished and interior made safe

Full details can be downloaded and comments submitted by visiting and entering P/2019/3526.

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October 18, 2019

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