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Ealing Council unveils exciting visions for a new regional park within the borough

Ealing Council has unveiled exciting visions for a prospective regional park within the borough.

This ambitious endeavour promises to establish connections across various areas while also aligning with the council’s climate action goals, ultimately enhancing the overall health and well-being of its residents.

Currently, the project is in its initial phases, with the council planning extensive consultations involving residents, local organisations, and experts. These consultations aim to refine an ambitious vision for the borough’s inaugural regional park.

The planned park in Ealing aims to reconnect residents with nature, boost well-being, and position Ealing as an attractive destination for nature and culture lovers. Additionally, the park will restore ecosystems, enhance biodiversity, and contribute to climate resilience while creating jobs and offering extensive recreational opportunities. Furthermore, it aligns with Ealing’s ambition to become a cultural hub, potentially featuring a new cultural venue within the park.

Councillor Peter Mason, leader of Ealing Council, said: “We are creating a rare opportunity for an incredible new regional park in our capital. The Elizabeth II Park has transformed the east of London and this new regional park has the potential to have similar positive effect on the borough and West London.

“The proposed regional park would provide a beautiful new space with rewilded land and woodlands as well as new places to improve health, play sports and enjoy cultural events right in the heart of our borough.”

Councillor Deirdre Costigan, Ealing Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for climate action, said: “Our plan for a new regional park is a massive step forward in the work we are doing to tackle air pollution and reduce the impact of the climate emergency.

“We promised residents 10 new parks and 50,000 more trees but a regional park will be a real game changer, delivering not just new open spaces, but active travel routes, wildlife rich wetlands and habitats and a great day out for all our residents.

“We are looking forward to hearing your views later this year which will help us develop the plans for the new park.“

The council is on the verge of engaging specialised experts to craft more intricate blueprints for the regional park. This process might encompass a thorough examination of golf facilities throughout the borough.

In alignment with the council’s dedication to openness and transparency, proposals will undergo consultations with residents and key stakeholders prior to any conclusive decisions. The initial public consultation will centre around the potential closure of Perivale Park Golf Course.

In the coming stages, residents will be invited to share their perspectives on the prospect of introducing a new cultural venue within the upcoming regional park.

Decisions are subject to the upcoming cabinet approval, tomorrow, 13 September.