National Lottery Heritage Fund People, Place and Nature Project

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About the project

We are working with The Friends of Longford Park, lead consultants The Environment Partnership (TEP), environmental charity City of Trees and a range of other partners to develop a vision and masterplan that will guide the restoration and improvement of the park’s key assets and facilities; support our climate emergency response; reconnect people with heritage and nature and secure the park’s long term sustainable management.

The masterplan will be the product of engagement with local people and groups, and will form part of a major funding bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund later this year.

This public consultation will run for a 4 week period between 28 May 2022 and 24 June 2022.

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Timeline of the project


  • Assembly of project team, consultation, draft designs, masterplan, costs and activity planning during 2018 and 2019 
  • Heritage Lottery Fund Development Phase bid submitted August 2019  seeking funding  to progress to a Delivery Phase bid


  • Development Phase grant award and  conditions Jan 2020 
  • Phased Permission to Start June 21 (COVID impact) - engagement and events including Community Reporter work with People's Voice Media


  • Lead consultant team procurement and appointment  - Nov/Dec 2021 
  • Detailed survey, designs, cost and project plan ahead of Delivery Phase bid to National Lottery Heritage Fund (renamed)