Battersea Park reinstatement call

The Open Space Society is trying to persuade Wandsworth Council to restore Grade II* Battersea Park to its previous state following Formula E races in 2015 and 2016.

The race will not return in 2017 after a five-year contract ended early. some grassed areas and road surfaces are under question, with grass buffer zones having been lost.

OSS general secretary Kate Ashbrook said: "We are dismayed that Wandsworth Council is failing to enforce the full reinstatement of Battersea Park." The HLF have also written to the council on the issue.

A council spokesperson said: "The reinstatement requires planning consent. This is subject to a statutory public consultation."


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