Please support our campaign to provide a key Missing Link on the Porter Brook !
A Planning Application has been lodged by the Council’s Property Service for the demolition of the AVEC Building which sits between the Pocket Park and the next section of riverside access through the YAS site and its reclamation .
Unfortunately the application proposes that the site is simply turned into a temporary car park pending its eventual redevelopment along with the adjoining NCP car park both of which are owned by the Council. Any continuation of the riverside access or re-naturalisation of the river is left to the future development, which given current uncertainty in the economy could be some considerable time away.
The Trust is calling for the missing link in the riverside path to be included now in the Councils site reclamation works along with the extension of the restoration work to the channel which has proved so transformational and popular. Our proposal is set out in sketch form on the attached plan. We have been in discussion with YAS who we hope will agree to open up their ‘permissive’ route 24/7 instead of the current practice of only unlocking it when the studios are open.
Other developments upstream of Matilda St are at various stages of opening up access and re-naturalising the river too , so this is a key ‘missing link’ as can be seen on the Opportunities plan at the bottom of this page.
It would be much appreciated if you could make an 'objection' to the current proposal of only extra car parking and supportive comments for the demolition aspect of the application and encourage any other neighbouring businesses to do the same.
The application reference is Ref. No: 20/04543
If you can please copy your submission to Councillor Terry Fox who is the relevant Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources at email@example.com
Comments need to be in before Monday 8th of February but may be accepted after this date.