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Ealing Council’s plans for West London’s inaugural regional park

Ealing Council is putting forward proposals for the creation of West London’s inaugural regional park, aiming to provide residents with a substantial green space that promotes both mental and physical well-being.

Councillor Peter Mason, leader of Ealing Council, expressed his enthusiasm for the project, recognising the significance of green spaces in enhancing the quality of life. He stated, “A regional park on our doorstep is an exciting proposition.”

The proposed regional park is still in its early developmental stages, offering ample potential for new facilities. These facilities could include sports pitches, play areas, or even a new outdoor venue for events such as gigs or plays. Councillor Mason noted the importance of community input, stating, “We know that local people know best about their neighbourhoods, so we want to know what you want to see as part of a new park.”

Ealing Council envisions the regional park as a transformative force for West London, comparable to the impact of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the east. The project is not just about recreational spaces; it also plays a crucial role in enhancing climate resilience. Councillor Deirdre Costigan, the council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for climate action, explained, “A park of this size in Ealing will be a game changer, acting as a new green lung for London while improving air quality for generations to come.”

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The park is expected to contribute to climate action efforts by improving drainage, preventing flooding, providing shade, and cleaning up the air. Costigan stressed the park’s potential to be a space for people to engage in various activities, promoting an active lifestyle and a connection with nature.

The Council is inviting residents to be part of this transformative journey by sharing their views on the proposed regional park. Residents can find more information on the council’s website, including details about what a regional park entails and the anticipated benefits for the borough.

Councillor Polly Knewstub, cabinet member for thriving communities, said: “Sports, art, music, dance and culture matter to any community. Our proposals for a new regional park are a once-in-a-generation opportunity for residents to have access to more spaces to meet friends, play sports, experience world class music and performance and arts.

“I would encourage all residents to please fill in the survey and be part of this hugely exciting project.”

Residents are encouraged to participate in the consultation process by answering a few questions, including their views on the future of Perivale Golf Course, before the deadline on December 19, 2023.