Worden Park renovation on agenda

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The latest plans to rejuevenate Leyland’s Worden Park will go before planning bosses on Wednesday night.

South Ribble Council’s estates team want to make a range of improvements to the main park buildings, as part of ongoing improvements to the flagship park.

The works include re-roofing to the Farmyard and Gardeners Cottages, replacement windows and relocation of security guards to the craft units, restoration of chimney stacks on the Brew House, a replacement bin store at the Hall and repainting to all the buildings.

Special consideration is needed as the majority of the Worden Estate buildings are Grade II listed and Worden Park itself is listed on England’s Schedule of Historic Parks and Gardens.

Officers have rec ommended the plans for approval.

A report to the committee states the suggested changes are appropriate in both material and design, sitting well within the context.

The proposals come just weeks after committee members unanymously voted through plans for a grand new entrance leading to the park’s main car park, the creation of 160 new parking spaces on a new overflow area and also for work to be carried out restoring its ponds, with new decking areas.