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Bexley Council dicusses proposals for developments on four open spaces

PUBLISHED: 12:47 31 July 2015 | UPDATED: 12:47 31 July 2015

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The council is asking people to have their say on the plans.

Local people and organisations are being invited to have their say on Bexley Council’s proposal to redevelop four small green sites.

The sites are the eastern part of Old Farm Park, West Street small park, Wilde Road East and Wilde Road West.

They would be redeveloped to help meet the cost of maintaining the borough’s parks and open spaces.

Bexley Council has said that the proposals, which would result in the release of 0.37 per cent of Bexley’s parkland and 1.44 pc of Bexley’s green highway, could be preferable to alternative options for raising extra income or making savings.

Bexley expects to have to find at least another £37m of savings by 2018, on top of the £90m it has saved since 2007.

People were consulted on the principle of disposing of some open spaces in autumn 2014.

The locations of the 27 sites under consideration were made public in February and Bexley Council explained that the list was subject to detailed technical evaluations of each site.

The technical evaluations of the first five sites have now been completed.

Bexley Council’s Cabinet has decided that four of the sites are technically suitable for release and that the public should be consulted on their possible redevelopment.

The deadline for responses is September 18.

To find out more or to have your say on the proposals you can visit www.bexley.gov.uk/consultations and click on current consultation.

Alternatively you can ask for a paper copy of the proposals and survey at your local library.

As part of the survey, you will be asked for your views on alternative options for making savings or generating extra income.

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