"The Riverside Nature Park proposal has advanced significantly in recent months and we are now in the process of finalising the necessary approvals to enable work to start on site during the summer. A programme for the works is currently being developed and it is hoped to let the contract shortly.
There is a significant amount of earthworks required on the site before planting can be undertaken. Planting specifications are currently being agreed. In addition, a draft management and maintenance plan for the Nature Park is being prepared.
Consultation will continue with key stakeholders and I understand that the West End Community Council has requested another visit from the Project Team. This will be arranged shortly.
A report on the Nature Park proposal is being prepared and will be submitted to the appropriate Committee of the Council in the near future."