Councillor Martin Mullaney has today given the go ahead for work to start on Hercules Park, the area of land on the site of the old Hercules Tower that was demolished during Vale’s regeneration. It should be finished some time in December 2009.
The site, which is currently open grassland, will include footpaths, perimeter fencing and tree planting. Anti-graffiti paint will be used on surfaces and signs to make the process of removing anything that does appear quicker and easier.
The planning details describe the current site as an inadequately used space, lacking in benefit or amenity to the surrounding communities. The new plan shows “ambition and commitment to improving the environment for local residents…….This will contribute to increasing use and satisfaction with local parks and green spaces and provide an enhanced environment to local residents on the Castle Vale Estate.”
The project will cost £85,000, all of which will come from Section 106 funds (money given by a developer to the council as a promise to improve the land).
Councillor Mullaney contacted Vale Mail today with the news, having read a comment on this website asking for information about the Hercules Park proposals.