Undercroft skate park supporters await village green status decision


Thousands have campaigned against plans to move the site.


By SWLondoner staff

Undercroft skate park will find out next week if their application to register as a town or village green is valid.

Lambeth Council’s Corporate Committee will meet on 11 July to decide whether the application is valid or not, a decision entirely separate from the current planning application.

The attempt to register the South Bank skate park as a town or village green has been received from Long Live Southbank as part of their attempt to stop it being demolished.

If successful, the space would be declared as a registered significant cultural site which would allow it to be preserved and continue its legacy.

A new site has been promised for the park, which may be removed as part of the centre’s £120m Festival Wing, but many are unhappy about the idea of moving to the proposed new location of Hungerford Bridge.

A petition has attracted thousands of signatures and a festival was held at the Undercroft in May to raise awareness about the campaign.

Photo courtesy of Hetx, with thanks.

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