Consultation on Northcote Recreation Ground

Detailed proposal open to feedback in March

Northcote Park


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Hounslow Council is consulting on emerging plans for the regeneration of Northcote Recreation Ground (Pit Park).

The council recognises that Pit Park is a valued open space with great potential to provide a broader range of community and ecological benefits.

Pit Park’s current planning designation as a recreational and leisure amenity is the guiding principle for the current rejuvenation of this park.

In response to feedback from the local community, Hounslow council is developing plans, with the local community, to provide a sympathetic range of improvements that provide recreational and wildlife value for the wider community. There is an established working group comprising council officers, Ward Councillors, Friends of Northcote Recreation Ground, The Tidal Crane Association, Hounslow residents and the Environment Agency.

The River Crane is an integral part of Pit Park and forms a natural boundary of the park. The council remains committed to retaining and improving access to the river as it is a Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation and an invaluable educational and recreational resource.

The current proposal will add a second pedestrian gate allowing a river path to Cole Park. Both gates will close at dawn. The boundary of the site will extend to the backs of gardens. Existing fencing will be removed.

A shallow water inlet is proposed. An excellent and detailed plan by Astronaut Kawada Architecture can be downloaded at the link below (helpfully entitled "optionfour&signage")

Preferred option

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This consultation closes on 31 March 2017.

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February 28, 2017

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