SRC and the future of Prudhoe Walled Garden
Friday 19th September 2014
SRC has considered all the information provided via the community engagement activities that took place over the summer. Overall feedback from the community has concluded that the preferred scheme is a combination of three main elements:
- Leasing out the gardener’s cottage to a business (e.g. eatery, children’s nursery)
- Returning the main land within the walls to horticulture production
- To develop five community led, affordable rent, bungalows outside the walls on the land adjacent to the road.
To take this scheme forward, further work is required. The next steps are to identify the lead body, gain support from key stakeholders, apply to the Social Investment Business for a further grant and undertake a full feasibility study on the preferred scheme.
SRC has been appointed to work with the local community on these next steps.
For further information on the project so far, take a look at the new Prudhoe Walled Garden community website. The finished pre-feasibility study is available here for download.