New proposals to develop a landmark heritage site which could cost more than half a million pounds are due to be considered by town hall chiefs tonight.
Bexley council is looking at plans to spend £600,0000 on new attractions at the Hall Place and Gardens site at the Places Overview and Scrutiny Committee this evening.
An option to charge residents who want to visit the gardens is part of the considerations.
The proposals include a children’s playground, craft stalls, a new shop, a remodelled visitor centre and exhibition spaces.
Councillor Peter Craske, cabinet member for places, said: “These ambitious proposals are key to our long-term plan to ensure Hall Place and Gardens remain at the heart of our borough for years to come.
“Since taking over management of the site in 2017, we have introduced a number of new programmes and attractions, such as the popular Brick City and dinosaur exhibitions, as well as providing a remodelled wedding package, but there is so much more we could offer visitors.
“We have such faith in its potential that we are planning to make a substantial investment to ensure visitors of all ages will continue to enjoy Hall Place and Gardens for years to come.”
Proposals for the site have been drawn up by consultants, funded by the Heritage Lottery.
Family tickets and annual season tickets for the garden would be available for regular local visitors.
The proposals are set to go before the cabinet in January 2019.
If approved, the plans will be subject to the usual planning considerations where necessary.
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