You can have your say on Ealing Council’s plans for a regional park in the borough.
One of the sites being considered for a new regional park is the area comprising Perivale Park and Perivale Park Golf Course. And the council wants your views on this possibility because the golf course would need to close to allow the land to become part of the regional park.
Your opinions will help decide what happens next.
The idea behind having a regional park is to provide an outdoor space for us all to enjoy, while supporting wildlife and biodiversity.
Why a regional park?
A regional park is a significant area of land that has been officially set aside for recreational activities and nature conservation. Having one in our borough could provide a well-connected network of walking and cycling routes to help residents with their mental and physical wellbeing, as well as more places to play sport and enjoy fresh air.
It could give nature the space to re-establish itself. And, by doing so, it could strengthen the borough’s resilience to flooding, while also improving air quality for generations to come. And, of course, by allowing natural habitats to thrive in this designated area, it would support the biodiversity of local wildlife and plants.
All of the above could combine to create a new destination in the borough we could all be proud of, and make it a more attractive place to live, work and visit. The council wants to make our borough the leading light for arts and culture in west London – and the park might also provide opportunities in this area, too.
Potential for transformation
Council leader Peter Mason said: “The Elizabeth II Park has transformed the east of London and a new regional park has the potential to have similar positive effect on the borough and west London.
“A regional park could 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.”
‘A game changer’
Councillor Deirdre Costigan, the council’s cabinet member for climate action, said: “Our plan for a new regional park could provide 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 would 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, to help us develop the plans for the new park.”