Southwark’s Burgess Park, the winning park from the Mayor of London’s Premier Park competition 2009, has had its planning application submitted.

Premier Park 2009 competition winner submits planning application

There are many changes planned for the park, which are to be carried out by LDA Design. These include, creating improved entrances, removing redundant roads and pathways, creating a variety of different habitats, and expanding and improving the lake.

The park is undergoing a transformation thanks to the £2m in funding from the Mayor of London and additional £4m in funding secured through the partnership between the council and the Aylesbury New Deal for Communities.

Councillor Barrie Hargrove, cabinet member for transport, environment and recycling at Southwark Council, said: “Well done to all who have assisted in getting Burgess Park to this important milestone. Considerable work has gone into the planning application. Now I am urging all who care that this park gets the best possible transformation, to take a look and make their views known.”

Further information will follow after the consultation period has been completed.

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