Plans for Pearson Park given the green light

Plans for the regeneration of Pearson Park have today been approved at the council’s Planning Committee.

The decision now means that if the bid to Heritage Lottery Fund is successful, funds would transform the park and bring back period features lost over recent years.

Today’s decision has agreed:

  • The restoration and repairs to the Grade II listed East Lodge, providing new office, meeting and storage space
  • Reconfiguration of grounds around the East Lodge to provide a community healthy living garden
  • Improvement works to the Bowling Pavilion
  • Improvement works to the ice cream kiosk
  • Reinstatement of Bandstand
  • Reinstatement of the bridge over the lake
  • Improvement works to the landscape

Councillor John Fareham, Chairman of the Pearson Park Trust and Project Steering Group said:

“Today’s decision is a positive step forward in our plans for Pearson Park and brings us even closer to realising our ambitions of bringing this fantastic park back to its former glory.

“The transformation of Pearson Park would be a wonderful addition for the local community and we will continue to work closely with the Heritage Lottery Fund until the result of the bid is announced later this year.”

Leader of Hull City Council, Councillor Stephen Brady said:

“As a council we are committed to investing in cultural regeneration and it’s projects like the restoration of Pearson Park that will help to put Hull on the map a world-class destination, bringing investment, jobs and prosperity to the city.”

This decision follows one made in January to restore the entrance to the park and to demolish and re-build the conservatory.

The restoration project has already been awarded initial support* for a grant of £2.3m by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as well as a development grant of £156,600.  An announcement from the HLF on the outcome of the Pearson Park bid is expected in 2017.

More information on the proposals to restore Pearson Park is available at www.hullcc.gov.uk/ppbid