Within our DCO, we had consent to install the play area within the Order Limits in an area which is near to our construction compound. We understand installing the play area within our Order Limits isn’t the preferred location and have therefore discussed and agreed with Rushmoor Borough Council the location included in the consultation. This location was identified by the Council during examination, and further discussions to determine the exact location were had with the Council’s planning, ecology and parks officers. The reasoning for this location included:
- Being further away from the construction work area and compound, reducing disturbance to playground users
- Being closer to the A325 Farnborough Road access and car park
- Being in an open area of the park, on an existing footpath route, ensuring good accessibility and some degree of natural surveillance
The play area has now been installed.