Hounslow Council has agreed a planning application for the regeneration of Dukes Meadows.
The approved plans incorporate improvements to the public space and upgrades to sporting facilities on the site which include enhancement of the Thames path, renovation of the bandstand area and promenade, and a new pedestrian bridge (pictured top).
Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council said: “I am pleased that this project has received the recognition and support it merits and I’m delighted that the journey with the community so far has been overwhelmingly positive. The proposed plans have worked as a catalyst to inject funding into Dukes Meadows and has brought local clubs and stakeholders together to work more collaboratively.
“The council is committed to improving the great asset that is Dukes Meadows and we will continue to work alongside residents and stakeholders as the improvements take shape. We’re grateful to the RFU who have contributed £1.5million which will ensure that works can begin without delay.”
A proposed footbridge, which will allow greater access along the Thames path, is an important component of the approved plans and the planning application for its construction was also approved at the public meeting.