Issue - meetings

Creation of Dog Pond and Socialisation Area

Meeting: 30/10/2017 - Nonsuch Park Joint Management Committee (Item 16)

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To inform the Committee of the need to submit a planning application for the creation of a dog pond in the former Sparrow Farm Road Dog Free Area.

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At the Joint Management Committee meeting in April 2017, the Committee agreed to the proposal to fence off the Round Pond and to explore the creation of a new dog pond and dog socialisation area in the current Sparrow Farm Road dog free picnic area.  Over the course of the summer investigations and consultations had progressed, and the question of planning permission was raised.  Epsom and Ewell’s Planning Department advised that due to the historic nature of the site that planning consent would be required. 

The Committee noted that as well as allowing the regeneration of the Round Pond, a potential additional benefit of creating a new pond could be the improved drainage for surrounding properties, thus decreasing the possibility of flooding.  It was agreed that this would be further investigated and the outcome included in the report to Committee in January. 

In conjunction with the dog pond project, the Committee discussed the progress on the fencing off of the Round Pond currently used by dog walkers.  The comments are recorded in the Progress Report (minute 19)

Accordingly the Committee agreed:

(1)            For planning permission to be sought for a dog pond in the Sparrow Farm area of the park.

(2)            To bring a further report to the Nonsuch Park Joint Management Committee in January 2018.