Lambeth Council wants to invest £9 million into borough’s green spaces

Lambeth Town Hall - Pic by Laura Spargo
Lambeth Town Hall – Pic by Laura Spargo

On Monday Lambeth Councillors are hoping to sign off a £9 million investment into the borough’s parks and open spaces.

Councillors will discuss the plans at the cabinet meeting at Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton, on Monday, January 12.

Officers want to improve the area’s green spaces, saying people who have access to high quality parks exercise more, have improved psychological health and feel more connected to their local neighbourhood.

The recommended parks and open spaces investment plan has proposed a commitment of £9 million to improve these areas over the next five years.

Plans set out for Brixton include the refurbishment of the stable block in Ruskin Park, building provision to support an education programme in Windmill Gardens and the creation of a playground in Rush Common.

They will also discuss the proposed update for Lambeth’s alterations and extensions planning document.

In light of new national policies and changes in the Lambeth housing market the new document will take a more “pro-development approach” to planning permissions. This means previously banned two-storey rear extensions will be allowed, as will the replacement of traditionally protected “London roofs” with mansard roofs in non-heritage houses.

They will also discuss approval of a local flood risk management strategy and review Lambeth’s council tax support scheme. The full agenda for Monday’s meeting is available online.

Follow @BrixtonBlog on Twitter for live coverage of the cabinet meeting, from 7pm. 



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