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Draft Area Proposals

Area 2, the Lea Bridge Road area, extending between Coppermill Lane in the north and Ruckholt Road in the south is the first area to be considered in detail. Following a 6 week consultation on draft proposals for this area (between 15th February and 29th March 2011) the Authority is now re-consulting on amended proposals until 31st July 2011.


Park Development Framework Consultation on Revised Draft Area Proposals Lee Valley Regional Park Act 1966 Section 14 Draft Area Proposals Consultation by the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority on Revised Draft Proposals for Ruckholt Road to Coppermill Lane

The Authority is in the process of preparing a suite of documents, the Park Development Framework (PDF), which will establish our aspirations and specific proposals for the future use and development of the Regional Park. In July 2010, the Authority adopted the Vision, Strategic Aims and Principles followed by adoption of a series of Thematic Proposals in January 2011 which set out development and management proposals on a broad Park-wide thematic basis.

The next stage is to translate the thematic proposals onto area based maps in line with Section 14 of the Lee Valley Regional Park Act 1966 (the Park Act) and provide specific proposals covering the whole Park. This will be a phased process with priority being given to areas where significant change within or adjacent to the Park is planned. Once it has been completed it is intended that these area proposals will completely replace the Part Two Proposals of the Park Plan 2000. In the interim where an area is updated it will specify which parts of the Park Plan 2000 it is replacing, the rest remaining in place. These new proposals are intended to replace the majority of section 7 of Part 2 of the Park Plan (2000).

For the local planning authorities in whose boundaries the Regional Park lies the importance of these proposals is that once adopted by the Authority section 14(2) of the Park Act requires their inclusion in their Local Development Frameworks. Their inclusion does not however imply approval of the local planning authority although clearly it is hoped that by reason of this process there will not be fundamental objection to them. It is anticipated that these proposals will be adopted for this particular area by October 2011.

The Lea Bridge Road area extending between Coppermill Lane in the north and Ruckholt Road in the south is the first area to be considered in detail. The Authority carried out a 6 week consultation on draft proposals for this area between 15th February and 29th March 2011. The comments received during this consultation have been considered and where necessary the draft proposals amended. These are attached together with the plan showing the site areas. Changes have been made to increase access to the Park, identify partners for specific proposals and recognise the role of the voluntary sector as a delivery partner. Other changes include qualifying proposals for visitor accommodation on sites on Metropolitan Open Land and the proposals for the Thames Water Depot Site. It should also be noted that this area has been renumbered as Area 2.

We would like your views on the proposed amendments to the draft proposals for this area. Consequently between the 1st July and 29th July 2011 you are invited to comment on the area proposals as attached; revised text is shown in red, text to be deleted is indicated with a strikethrough. The same documents are also available on the Lee Valley Park website www.leevalleypark.org.uk/pdfareaproposals together with the accompanying Thematic Proposal Maps. Minor amendments have been made to the Thematic Maps in response to comments and to reflect changes made to the proposal schedule. A table containing the comments received to date and the Authority's response has also been added to the web page for information.

Please either email comments to planning@leevalleypark.org.uk or write to us c/o Jan Phanides, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, Planning and Strategic Partnerships, Myddelton House, Bulls Cross, Enfield, EN2 9HG

We hope you are able to comment on the revised proposals for this important area of the Regional Park

Revised Area Proposals

Consolidated Plan to be used with the Schedule above Size: [2.0 MB] File Type: [.pdf]
Consultation responses July 2011 Area 2 Size: [146 Kb] File Type: [.pdf]

Thematic Proposal Maps

These show the thematic proposals on a map base for Area 3 Coppermills to Ruckholt Road.

Visitors Size: [1.7 MB] File Type: [.pdf]
Sport and recreation Size: [4.8 MB] File Type: [.pdf]
Biodiversity Size: [1.7 MB] File Type: [.pdf]
Community Size: [1.2 MB] File Type: [.pdf]
Landscape and Heritage Size: [2.3 MB] File Type: [.pdf]
Environment Size: [1.1 MB] File Type: [.pdf]

Background Document

The Thematic Proposals were adopted in January 2011. This document is available as a background document and can be accessed by clicking on the link below.

Background Documents

If you wish to make any comment which you feel is not covered by the survey then please email directly planning@leevalleypark.org.uk

We hope that you are able to take this opportunity to comment on these important proposals for the future of the Regional Park.

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