We asked, you said, we did

We asked:

We asked you to share your views on the draft masterplan for West Hendon Playing Fields and Associated Community Facilities. This draft masterplan had been informed by the feedback received through the first two phases of public engagement in 2018 where we had asked you what you would most like to see on the site and then what you thought about the facilities, layout and location proposed in the initial draft masterplan. In this latest online engagement, undertaken between 3 June and 28 July 2019, we asked you specifically for your views on the following:

  • the facilities proposed within the draft masterplan
  • the layout and location of the proposed facilities within the draft masterplan
  • any comments you may have on the overall draft masterplan.

You said:

We received 224 responses to the online questionnaire, 35% of which were from under 25 year olds. 72% of respondents said they were either supportive or very supportive of the draft masterplan and 21% said they were either unsupportive or very unsupportive. Of the proposed indoor facilities, the most popular were the café and multi-use activity space and of the proposed outdoor facilities, improved pedestrian routes and links to the Welsh Harp, improved grass pitches, improved cycle routes and the woodland nature trail all scored highly. Less well supported facilities included the skatepark and the high ropes course.

73% of respondents said they would be more likely to visit West Hendon Playing Fields if the masterplan was delivered and 70% said they would be more likely to be physically active if the masterplan was delivered.

The key areas of contention on the final draft masterplan were: Cool Oak Lane car park; High Ropes course; artificial turf pitches; pedestrian and cycle routes; management, maintenance and security; and, traffic and congestion.

We did:

As a result of the outcomes of the public consultation further work is currently being undertaken to develop the masterplan for West Hendon Playing Fields.

It is proposed that the final master plan will form the subject of a report to the meeting of the Council’s Environment Committee on 12 March 2020, seeking approval of the final masterplan.

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This consultation has now closed.

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