Linear Park - Public Consultation
Forthcoming Planning Application
Southall Waterside's Linear Park is one of the key publicly accessible spaces within the approved masterplan. The concept of the park was approved by the 2010 (National Grid) planning permission and further enhanced by Berkeley's 2016 masterplan permission. Berkeley is currently preparing a Reserved Matters Planning application to confirm the detail of what will be delivered.
When complete, the design will provide a high quality park to the local community, offering opportunities for play, rest and recreation in a natural environment.
We greatly appreciate feedback from stakeholders and the local community to assist us in preparing our design and planning application for the park.
Please see our questionnaire below, and take a moment to complete and return by Friday 30 August 2019.
Proposed Park Key Facts
- A new 500m long park, providing 1.8 hectares of natural open space (equivalent to over four football pitches)
- Over 250 new trees planted (over 20 different species), ranging in size when planted from 5m to 12m in height
- An interactive and bio-diverse water feature running the entire length of the park, including bubblers and jets (partially accessible for play)
- 1,600m2 of new reed and wetlands planting designed in partnership with London Wildlife Trust to attract a variety of insects and small birds
- 0.4 hectares of informal and formal play space (the equivalent of 15 tennis courts) encouraging health and fitness for local children
- Programme of arts and cultural events throughout the year for local residents and the wider Southall community
- Nature trails highlighting the range of plants and animals attracted to the site, providing educational opportunities for children
- A new community pavilion overlooking the Grand Union Canal
- Fitness trails and outdoor gym equipment including jogging clubs and cycle hire opportunities
- An amphitheatre for up to 150 people to attend events such as an open air cinema, music and dance performances