2 Heathrow to invest £105m to create "once in a generation" green spaces boost with expansion

Heathrow has today unveiled new images of how expansion at the airport could create a "once in a generation" £105m investment in public green spaces around the Colne Valley.

  • Heathrow Green Spaces CGI 1 Colne ValleyHeathrow expansion has potential to create new and enhanced public green spaces that will be four times the size of Hyde Park
  • More than £105 million available in expansion plans for new community buildings and green space creation
  • Transformational improvements to Colne Valley Regional Park would reduce flood risk, protect biodiversity and create new public spaces for people to enjoy

Heathrow has today unveiled new images of how expansion at the airport could create a "once in a generation" £105m investment in public green spaces around the Colne Valley.

When completed, parkland around the airport would be approximately four times the size of London's Hyde Park.

The investment is included in the airport's expansion plans and would create new and enhanced public parkland, as well as wildlife habitats, in west London. This would give local communities more outdoor recreational opportunities, boost biodiversity and improve the look and feel of the area.

The new images released today highlight the improvements, including the potential transformations within the southern part of the Colne Valley Regional Park. Heathrow will work with interested parties to create new wet meadows for flood protection, boosting biodiversity, pastures for grazing animals, bridleways, a cross country course, natural ponds, sports facilities, formal gardens, allotments and even a mountain bike trail for the public to enjoy.

Heathrow is collaborating with the Colne Valley Regional Park Community Interest Company (CIC) on developing this vision if the airport is chosen to expand. The green spaces redevelopment plans would be subject to public consultation as part of a rigorous planning process.

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