Popley Islands West Environmental Renewal Scheme 2020/21 - Residents Consultation
The council’s Environmental Renewal Scheme for Popley Islands West aims to enhance communal areas and open spaces within the local neighbourhood. The work is scheduled to take place during February and March 2021.
We are seeking views from the people that live in the area and use the local green spaces so that we can focus on those issues that matter to you most when we finalise our programme of improvements.
Issues that could be dealt with by the scheme include:
- Enhancing neglected areas.
- Redesign of old planted areas to increase natural surveillance
- Improving the layout of footpaths and removing inappropriate steps.
- Reducing nuisance issues such as ball games.
- Upgrading of open space and youth facilities.
- Ornamental tree, hedge or bulb planting where appropriate.
Other similar types of scheme that are deemed a priority by the residents can also be considered.
Please note ERS schemes would not generally include:
- Resident only parking.
- Tree removal
- Replacement of play equipment.
- Work on land not owned by the council.
We welcome your views and once these are gathered and we have looked at the local issues raised we will draw up detailed plans and issue a full update to residents on what happens next.
Please take a look at the area plans below that show all the council owned open spaces (you can check which area includes your house on the key plan above)
The consultation is now closed.
In November we carried out a consultation to get ideas for potential improvements as part of the Environmental Renewal Scheme within Popley Islands West. We received 28 replies from residents.
The main points that were raised were:
- A need for improved pathways in certain areas
- Increase of maintenance to overgrown areas across Popley Islands West which was making the area look untidy and run down
- Problems with dumping of rubbish
- Problems with parking
- Better planting and bulb planting to attract wildlife
- The importance of wildlife and biodiversity
- Improvements to local play facilities
We are now looking at the feedback we received and will develop a plan to implement some of the suggestions offered by residents. Play and parking are not included in Environmental Renewal Schemes but may be included in other projects moving forward.