Have your say on improving the New Forest Village Plantations

Whether you currently use the Plantations or not, Leeds City Council would like to hear your views on how this green space could be improved.

Local residents are being encouraged to have their say over improvements to an important piece of green space in Middleton.

The Plantations is a multi-functional woodland area located to the south of the New Forest Village housing estate that is regularly used by local residents walking their dogs, riding their bikes or going for a stroll. In 2009 Leeds City Council, with funding from the Forestry Commission, started developing this woodland to provide an important green ‘jigsaw’, linking natural areas in south Leeds together.

The woodland, which includes over 9,000 trees and two balancing ponds, has been designed to incorporate footpaths, bridleways and multiple access points for the local community to use and enjoy.

As part of their continued effort to improve local green spaces, Middleton Park ward members and Leeds City Council’s Parks and Countryside Team are looking to make improvements to the Plantations, to ensure this space remains well used and loved.

Councillor Judith Blake, Middleton Park ward, explains

“We know that the Plantations are well used by local residents but we want to know what can be done to make them even better. It is really important that people take the time to complete the survey to let us know what improvements they’d like to see, what they think works well and what doesn’t. It is an area designed for community use and so we want the community to help shape its future.”

To find out more and share your thoughts, please follow this link: surveys.leeds.gov.uk/s/plantations-survey

The deadline for completing this survey is Friday 20 November 2020. Once evaluated, the results of the survey and next steps will be shared via an online community meeting, details of which can be found at the end of the survey. For those unable to join the meeting, information will be shared on local supermarket community notice boards.

If you have any questions or difficulty accessing the survey please contact: parks@leeds.gov.uk


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3 Replies to “Have your say on improving the New Forest Village Plantations”

  1. Damaged fences is the main issue, missing bins. The plantation is fine as it is .It just hasn’t been maintained. Hogweed needs removing From near the Beck.

  2. I think dog fouling is a huge problem! More bibs and easier access to the lakes would be nice. Benches dotted around too. Other than, a lovely spot xx

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