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Aerial view of Newton Park

Park makeover planned

by Natalie Vincent Thu 7 December 2017, 10:37 am

Harrow Council and environmental consultant Ebsford Environmental are joining forces to improve a popular south Harrow park for local residents.

Work at Newton Park will include improved flood defences, river restoration, footpaths, two bridges and three wetlands to increase species biodiversity.

Construction of a flood defence wall at the south-west corner of the road will raise flood protection levels for 13 properties immediately downstream of the park, which were identified at risk of surface water and river flooding in a one in 100-year event.

Graham Henson, cabinet member for environment, said: "We know how much this park is loved and used by all our residents. That's why we want to make it better, more attractive and encourage healthier living.

"Alongside the flood alleviation for the local area, our joint work with Ebsford Environment will also introduce exciting new features that will help the environment, ensure easier access, and help improve the quality of life for local people."


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