We’re improving Queens Park in Caterham, to ensure it continues to meet the needs of residents and visitors who use it. This work forms part of our Open Space Strategy, adopted in 2021, which sets out how we will manage and improve our open spaces across the district.
We are now at an important stage following the end of our consultation, thank you to all residents who gave their views.
You can read about the background to this work and why it's required.
Working with our lead consultants, Jon Sheaff & Associates landscape architects, we prepared three draft designs for an improved Queens Park which we invited residents' thoughts on. These designs could be subject to change, based on planning and funding issues, but they take into account comments raised by residents last summer.
The majority of responses (62%) preferred option one.
The majority of respondents told us they want:
- A good quality playground, in its current location.
- Toilets and better refreshment facilities adjacent to the play-area.
- Measures which help to prevent flooding.
Thank you to residents who gave their views on the future design of the park. Your thoughts and ideas will be really helpful as we move forward with this work. We have published a summary of your feedback and our architects, Jon Sheaff & Associates, has also produced a summary of the work so far, including the background to why the work is required, different design options and the outcome of the resident consultation.