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The property developer Berkeley has published an update on the progress of the public consultation about redevelopment of the former university campus in Trent Park, including the historic Trent Park Mansion.  The updates summarises comments received at the consultation event in February.  A further consultation event will be held in late April.

The text below should be read in conjunction with the Consultation Boards used at the February event.  The aerial view below shows the extent of Berkeley Group ownership (Berkeley also own Snakes Lane, not shown here).

berkeley group property in trent park

Public Consultation Feedback

Another successful turnout was seen with over 360 people attending the second public consultation. The emerging design shown at the consultation included:

  • Demolition of the post war buildings to restore and improve the setting of the Mansion House
  • Continued public access to the grounds, it will not be a gated community
  • Key features of the historic landscape will be restored bringing the grounds back to its former glory, opening up intended vistas and important heritage views
  • In relation to constraints, residential development could be located to the south and east of the site
  • Traffic and highways surveys are currently being undertaken to inform a transport strategy
  • Options for architectural style

In terms of feedback, the headlines were:

  • 95%of respondents believed that removing the 1960s/1970s buildings is the correct approach
  • 88%supported a residential-led development of the site which enables the restoration and maintenance of key historic assets
  • 86%of respondents agreed with the location of the proposed developable areas to the south and east of the site
  • A range of house types were shown to be popular. Family homes received the most votes, followed by downsizer housing/apartments and first time buyer apartments
  • The two most popular options of public access to the Mansion House was a museum and a café
  • A key issue for the local community is highways and traffic

We will now take on board all comments received and begin to move forward with a masterplan.

Next Consultation

Our third public consultation will be held towards the end of April 2016. Details of the dates, location, timings and program of events will be released shortly and announced on our website www.trent-park.com.

Site Update

  • Stabilisation works on the Mansion House terrace are now complete
  • We have erected a noticeboard on site by the daffodil lawn, with a second noticeboard soon to follow. They are to keep you informed of ongoing maintenance works and upcoming events

We are pleased to announce that we are sponsoring a number of free guided walks and tours from March-October 2016 in Trent Country Park run by Black Rainbow Events. The next event is on Sunday 17th April, an under 6 mile Trent Park Link Walk exploring the nature and history of open spaces and parks in the local area. Please meet 10:00 at Trent Park, by the café and it will finish at approximately 14:00. There is no need to book and further details can be found at www.trent-park.com/site-news.

For those who may not have attended or completed our feedback forms, we welcome your views. The consultation boards presented at the event can be viewed at www.trent-park.com/consultation. If you have any questions please e-mail or call Nick Stanton on 0207 399 2289.

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