We are looking to upgrade the Allendale Road and Highland Drive green space as part of a programme to improve facilities in the area. A consultation was held to give residents an opportunity to offer their feedback on the proposed improvements.

Why is investment needed?

Allendale Road green space has great potential to provide park facilities for a growing local community. There is an identified shortage of facilities in the area, particularly for older children.

What might be provided?

A summary of what the improvements may include can be found below. These are only suggestions and may not all be delivered. 

  • A circular path with seats will make the space useable even in wet weather and will encourage a wider range of users including walkers, runners, cyclists and those on mobility scooters.
  • Space within the path loop could accommodate football and bmx users.
  • Play facilities including a basket swing and an embankment slide
  • Additional seating could appeal to families.
  • Small skate area if popular
  • Pollinator corridor along the Allendale Road boundary

A downloadable version of the plan can be found below:

Who has designed the concept plan?

The Council has devised the concept plan following discussions at pubic meetings with residents, the Shelthorpe Community and Haddon Way Residents Associations. Local young people and councillors have also provided suggestions to help identify needs of the community.

How is this being funded?

Initial funding for the improvements is available through Section 106 agreements and we are also working on a funding application with the British Cycling Association for some elements of the plan. We will also need to consider applying for additional funding or sponsorship to be able to deliver all of the elements of the plan.

How do I complete the consultation?

This consultation closed on October 28, 2020.

Update on consultation results

In total, 170 residents responded to the consultation survey which was ran in October, 2020.

Out of the 170 residents who completed the survey, 45.3% did not think the proposals were very good; a further 28.8% liked all of the proposals and ideas; while another 25.9% thought that the proposals were a good start, but could be better. 

Following this feedback, changes to the designs and concept plan are likely and the scheme will be revisited as soon as is feasible. Meanwhile the Council is attending to other urgent matters in Loughborough and the borough. Fortunately the Section 106 funds available for this project have are available until early 2024, which allows plenty of time for redesign and consultation with local residents. 

Last updated: Thu 8th April, 2021 @ 16:12