As you may be aware, the developer Countryside recently ran a consultation exercise in the town centre regarding the future Churchill Gardens.
At a similar time the Council proposed the disposal of part of Library Gardens (which was advertised in the News Shopper) and an exchange with other land currently not part of the park.
Many residents from Bromley Town and further afield wrote in objecting to the disposal of the land.
As the Ward Councillor’s we were in strong agreement that these were unacceptable plans and that the park should not form part of the development
We spoke to both the developer and members of the Council’s Executive and asked for the removal of the notice to dispose of the land. This was echoed by Cllr. Rutherford in a recent Renewal and Recreation Committee.
Following this we are very pleased to be able to tell you that at an Executive meeting last week, Members agreed to withdraw a Notice of Intention to Dispose of Open Space in connection with the scheme. We hope that this decision will allow the design team the opportunity to respond positively to feedback from the wider public consultation. We will also be pushing for a net gain in public open space.
For more information about the Gardens, please have a look at this link here which has the history of the gardens