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Plans for cycle park revealed

by James Renoux-Wood Tue 11 March 2014, 9:50 am

A leisure and recreation park spanning 40.4 hectares could open in north west Hounslow by 2019, according to the council's director of regeneration, economic development and environment, Brendon Walsh.

Facilities at the park could include 7.5km of cycling tracks for competition, teaching, recreation and commuter routes, as well as underground storage facilities. 

Rectory Farm is mainly grazing land with considerable gravel deposits which the council will permit site owner Formal Investments to extract, subject to planning permission.

The phased bike park development is part of Formal Investment's section 106 agreement with the council.

Speaking exclusively to Great West magazine, Walsh said: "This will create a fantastic place for our residents to get fit and active, regardless of their age or ability on a bike.

"It also offers a counterpoint to the cycling offer in east London, particularly for anyone travelling through Heathrow or the M4 corridor."

Walsh revealed plans for the scheme during the Broadgate Estates Cycle to MIPIM event in France today.

Catch up with news on the Cycle to MIPIM challenege on the 3Fox International website, here.

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