Following public consultation, the plans for the regeneration of Burgess Park have been modified. You can read the full results of the consultation on southwark.gov.uk, but here are some of the key changes (taken from the press release:
- adjusting the locations of the reshaping of the park’s landscape
- keeping the cherry trees along Canal Walk
- keeping the trees along St George’s Way and Cobourg Road
- changing the location of the BMX track
- retaining the dry grassland near Canal Walk.
You can also read Southwark’s response to the Burgess Park Action Group.
I think it’s good that people are holding the Council to scrutiny, and good that the Council are listening and responding. I hope this way we’ll end up with a park that caters to everyone’s tastes.
Update: The following text is from Ruth Miller, Burgess Park project manager, and was left as a comment. I thought it deserved more prominence.
Throughout July we’ve been gathering your views on the latest proposals for Burgess Park, and incorporating them with the extensive consultation we’ve been doing over the last 16 months (more than 25 events and over one thousand responses in various forms). Some proposals have been supported, but there are others you were concerned about, and we have listened to you.
We’ve proposed some changes and you still have until the end of this week to have your say.
Tell us what you think by Friday 30 July.
Send comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
View the proposed amendments set in the final consultation here: http://www.southwark.gov.uk/downloads/download/2418/burgess_park_presentation.