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Dickens Square to be re-landscaped

Borough & Bankside Community Council has given the go-ahead for the relocation of an adventure playground and removal of the Dickens Square cul-de-sac which is being used as a car park by visitors to the area.

Dickens Square

Councillors resolved to grant planning permission at the Ability Media Centre on Thursday evening.

Dickens Square park is bounded by Brockham Street and a mosque to the west, Harper Road to the south and Falmouth Road to the east.

The Rockingham Estate Play Association adventure playground will be moved to the north side of the park, closer to Merrick Square.

Project manager Matthew Woods described an improved layout opening up the park.

Landscaping will include turning Butterfly Walk into an avenue linking Brockham Street to a new amphitheatre. Planned work involves both tree felling and tree planting.

The land is belived to be a former Roman burial ground.

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