Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Proposed Riverside Nature Park - an update

I last updated http://www.dundeewestend.com/ about the proposed Riverside Nature Park in August (click on headline to view the earlier article or go to http://tinyurl.com/riversidelatest).

The City Council is using approximately £1 million of Vacant and Derelict Land Fund monies between now and April 2011 with the aim of improving the site to allow the maximum possible public access to the area in the future - a site of significant natural interest and with panoramic views across Invergowrie Bay and the River Tay.

Yesterday, I had a very useful briefing meeting with officers from the City Council's City Development Department on progress with the draft proposals. A presentation to the West End Local Community Planning Partnership will take place later this month and there will be consultation with the community including West End Community Council thereafter.

The upgrading and public opening of the proposed nature park is long overdue and it was good to hear of firm proposals to ensure progress in the near future.