year wait for new Burnham-On-Sea park is almost over!
announcement that work to create a new public park in Burnham-On-Sea
will start next week has been welcomed by nearby residents and
councillors following a long wait for the facilities.
first reported earlier
this week that work to transform a former landfill site into
a new park called Rosewood Green will
begin on August 9th. It
comes after the council
December to spend £2.4m to clear up the former waste
landfill site in order to turn into a public space.
Bob Filmer - pictured here alongside the district council's Doug
Bamsey, Harley Cook and Jane Moreton - says the scheme will provide
welcome new facilities for the hundreds of homes in that part
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I'm over the moon that the work
is starting. It was first considered in the late 1980s before
being taken forward in the 1990s. In the 12 years that I have
been involved, the project has been delayed by changes in the
regulations for dealing with former landfill sites, which we have
now addressed, and a badger sett was also discovered at the site
which required extensive work with English Nature."
the outstanding isues have been dealt with and a full public consultation
on what facilities should be provided."
four and a half acre park will provide seating, play equipment,
footpath and cycle way links, plus new landscaping. After so many
years of work around the project, it's great to see it starting."
The work will be split into two phases. The first will cover the
restoration of the tip site and the second will focus on landscaping
The contractor has confirmed they have an estimated completion
date of late December this year, subject to weather conditions.
The laying out and landscaping of the site will include the provision
of social and recreational facilities such as seating, play equipment,
footpath/cycle way links and landscaping. These works will be
completed in the spring and summer of 2011 with completion in
the autumn and winter of 2011 to allow for optimum growing conditions.
above are Bob Filmer, Doug Bamsey, Harley Cook and Jane Moreton
holding the plans for the new park