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Consultation begins on proposed changes to Queens Park in Southampton
A SOUTHAMPTON park is set for a major overhaul.
As part of the £12.3m Platform for Prosperity project, the city council wants to redesign Queens Park.
As the Daily Echo previously reported, the project will see Platform Road turned into a dual carriageway while the Queens Terrace and Pan Handle car parks are set to become part of Queens Park.
Now the council has launched consultation on proposed changes to the layouts of the park, which would see its paved areas reduced and green landscaped areas increased.
Consultation ends on September 6 and council chiefs are keen to hear what the public thinks of the plans.
A planning application for the park improvements is expected to be decided on in November, and if successful the work could be completed by the end of next year.
The wider Platform for Prosperity project is expected to be finished by April 2015.
Council economic development and leisure boss Matt Tucker said: “I'm very excited by the proposed improvements to Queens Park.
“This area will become more accessible once the Platform Road improvements have been completed.”
You can find out more about the scheme at southampton.gov.uk/ councilpartners/consult/current/ QueensPark.aspx A copy of the council’s application form and a map showing the proposed works will be on display at the council’s Gateway building in Guildhall Square from 10am to 4pm on weekdays, until September 6.
Emailed responses can be sent to CommonLandCasework@pins.gsi.gov.uk and written responses should be sent to The Planning Inspectorate, Room 4/05, Kite Wing, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN.
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