We want to take into account the broadest range of views possible, so that the regeneration benefits all sections of the community.
We carried out a number of consultations between January and April 2016. Over 400 people and 30 schools responded to the consultations.
The responses gathered will inform our future work on the park’s regeneration.
We have summarised the main results from our separate consultations here.
There is widespread support overall for the regeneration of the park. The proposals are welcomed by a broad cross-section of the local community, while a minority of people will use the park less frequently following the regeneration.
Our plans to use the park for both large-scale and small events, with different themes, are backed by a majority of people.
Those we spoke to strongly welcome our plans to improve access to the park for walkers and disabled users. Most people approve of our attempts to relocate paths and car parks to ensure visitors can easily access facilities.
Our efforts to improve preservation of the park’s historic buildings, meeting places and facilities have attracted widespread encouragement from those we have spoken to.
Most of the people we consulted are keen for us to improve the information available within the park about its history and heritage – a key part of our regeneration plans.
Alongside plans to enhance preservation of the park’s historic features, our proposals for new play areas at both ends of the park have proved popular.
Our plans to substantially boost the educational value of the park have been well received by local schools, with a large number indicating that they would use the park for outdoor learning following the changes.
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