TEP to Design New Park in the Erewash Valley

TEP to Design New Park in Erewash Valley

TEP is delighted to be working for Nottinghamshire County Council, on behalf of East Midlands partners including Broxtowe and Erewash Borough Councils, preparing detailed design proposals for a new regional park in the Erewash Valley between Long Eaton and Toton.  The proposed park centres on Toton railway sidings and the proposals for the HS2 East Midlands Hub, and is borne out of an early concept to create a ‘station in the park’.   

TEP’s commission also includes consideration of and proposals for wider Green Infrastructure (GI) connections along the valley, between the M1 motorway to the north, and Attenborough Nature Reserve and River Trent to the south.

This part of the Erewash Valley has an interesting and rich history, particularly through its role as a transport corridor from the industrial revolution onwards.  The valley already benefits from a number of Natural Capital and Green Infrastructure Assets, including the river, Erewash Canal, and a number of local nature reserves.  TEP’s role will be to strengthen and further develop this valuable resource, drawing upon in-house expertise in landscape design, landscape management, ecology, arboriculture and the historic environment.  TEP’s project team also includes representatives from EPG, who are providing expertise in hydrology and flood risk management, as the project looks at the potential for improved flood attenuation within the valley. 

TEP is working alongside Arup who is putting together a masterplan framework for new mixed-use development in the Toton and Chetwynd Barracks areas, and Mott MacDonald who is working on a local connectivity study, both supporting the wider HS2 Growth strategy for the region. 

TEP’s commission began in September last year and extends through to May 2021 and will culminate in the production of a preferred park masterplan proposal and wider GI framework for the client to take forward.

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