MAJOR plans to revamp a park have been unveiled.
And for the first time, the plan includes exact details of what will be done and how much it will cost.
Councillors will decide tomorrow whether to approve the £5m proposal for Greenhead Park.
The plan includes a restaurant behind the conservatory, the revival of the ornamental lake and new gates and railings.
Kirklees Council’s Cabinet will decide tomorrow whether to commit £1.6m to the redevelopment. The Heritage Lottery Fund has pledged £3.75m to the plan.
Work would start in the autumn and should take 18 months.
Tony Chisholm, who was one of the founders of the Friends of Greenhead Park 13 years ago, helped draw up the proposal.
He said: “This plan is without doubt excellent for the park and for Huddersfield as a whole.”
Mr Chisholm believes the restoration work is badly needed.
He said: “The park hasn’t had the investment which it required, meaning that it has deteriorated over time. This money will help bring the park up to its Victorian condition.”
Mr Chisholm hopes the revamped park will attract more visitors.
He said: “We need to ensure that the park functions as a community facility so the restaurant would be a move in the right direction, as will the reinstatement of the lake and the improved landscaping.”
And Mr Chisholm also hopes that the revamped park will be more secure.
He said: “One of the things which is key to the preservation work will be the reinstallation of railings around the perimeter of the park. The new gates will be in a Victorian style and will be locked by park wardens at the end of each day.
“This will go some way to making the park a more secure environment.”
The full proposed spending is:
Park lodge: £59,939
Italian Garden Fountain: £38,379
Temperance Drinking Fountain: £1,980
Sir John Ramsden Bart Drinking Fountain: £21,945
Boer War Memorial: £495
Lakeside arbour: £50,021
Refreshment rooms: £309,953
War memorial and belvedere: £59,950
Poolside arbour: £7,944
Shelter A: £7,856
Shelter B: £7,871
Shelter C: £6,510
Bowls pavilion: £5,995
Ornamental lake: £239,936
Paddling Pool, Filtration Plant and Housing: £24,974
Bowling greens: £10,973
Putting greens: £7,861
Walls and railings: £747,029
Footpaths and steps: £805,604
Tree and Shrub planting: £80,559
Ornamental bedding: £32,913
Tree and Shrub removal and thinning: £39,171
Grassland reinstatement: £15,950
Lighting (Trenching and cabling for CCTV): £29,705
Seating and bins: £23,375
Professional fees: £367,010
Project Manager (three years): £90,000
Project Officer (three years): £60,000
Increased Maintenance for 10 years: £622,100