Shape the future of Burgess Park

Burgess Park west

We are spending £3.5million on improving the south western area of Burgess Park, which was not included in the previous redevelopment work. Plans have been developed, taking into account the results of four public consultations, and improvements include a bigger nature area, a play area and improving Rust Square with soft landscaping.

The project site covers Rust Square up to the underpass below Wells Way, including the section of New Church which is within the park and the nature area.

Take a look at the plans (pdf, 2.2mb)

If you would like to be kept updated on the project including diversions or have any questions feel free to get in touch.

Road closure

The section of New Church Road that is inside the park will be permanently closed from 4 December 2017.

Lighting on the route from Albany Road to Southampton Way / Wells Way will be switched off as the route will not be accessible at night. Please do not use this route after dark

We are building a new alternative pathway which is due to be ready in spring 2018, and will provide a link between Wells Way and Southampton Way, as well as north to Albany Road. The new path will be 4m wide, lit at night and shared by everyone who uses the park. The pathway will be part of Quietway 7 which will officially open later in 2018. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Previous public consultations

You can download the results of the consultations here:

If you have any questions or you'd like to join the project mailing list for future updates, contact us.

Page last updated: 01 December 2017