Wandsworth approves plans for temporary park

Plans for a new temporary park outside Battersea Power Station have been approved.

The temporary green space will be connected to Battersea Park via a new riverside walkway which will run underneath the Grosvenor Railway Bridge.

It is hoped the temporary park will be completed by the summer and the site’s owners hope to open it to the public as often as possible within the constraints of their construction programme.

Later in the power station regeneration project the temporary green space will be replaced with a permanent six acre public park and riverside walk lined with cafes, restaurant and shops. The final scheme will also include a new riverbus passenger pier.

Wandsworth Council’s planning chairman Cllr Nick Cuff said: “A new riverside park would be a major attraction in its own right but this one will be right alongside one of the capital’s most iconic buildings. It will be the first time Londoners have been able to set foot on the site and get a close up view of the power station.

“The temporary park will be one of the first pieces of new public space created in Nine Elms. By the time the regeneration programme is complete the temporary park will have been replaced with an even larger, permanent park which will open up a whole new stretch of the South Bank and created a fantastic network of green space.”

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