Consultation on plans for new public park at Springfield Hospital site

Published: 15 October 2015

Borough residents are being urged to take part in a consultation exercise currently underway into plans for a new public park that is to be provided as part of the redevelopment of the Springfield Hospital site.

The South West London & St George's Mental Health NHS Trust is redeveloping the hospital site and the adjacent former public golf course.

A new public park forms part of the approved scheme for this site and the trust has recently submitted a planning application outlining its detailed proposals for this open space.

Now local people are being urged to study the proposals and give their verdict on the trust’s plans.

To view the application and submit comments, residents should visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/planning
and key in reference number 2015/5306.

The application includes detailed designs of how the open space will look and what amenities it will provide, including play areas, a running trail, a pavilion, toilet provision, car parking, ecological areas, a formal lawn and a formal sports zone which could accommodate a range of different pitch sizes.

The redevelopment of the entire 33 hectare site will see the construction of a new psychiatric hospital, 839 homes, a care home for the elderly, a school, plus approximately 3,500 square metres of office and retail accommodation with parking spaces for 952 cars. The new buildings will range in height up to four storeys. 

Planning permission for the scheme was given on appeal in 2012 by a Government inspector after Wandsworth Council had rejected the application.

The deadline for comments to be submitted about the current proposals for the park is October 23. The council has already sent consultation letters to nearly 2,000 households in the area inviting comments.