Turning the Peckham Coal line into a community link

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Turning the Peckham Coal line into a community link

Peckham Coal Line is a raised park project proposed by 38-year-old mature architecture student, Nick Woodford.

His aim is to create a new green space on the siding of the old Coal Line, a project which has been disused to the 50s. He says it will get more people walking too.

The park will also connect Peckham Rye to Queens Road Peckham, a move which he says is an important link to the community. 

Nick discusses being inspired by the New York High Line, but says the Peckham project would serve more purpose than merely being a tourist attraction. 

The proposed land is owned by Network Rail, who Nick hopes will lease it to the project in return for PCL to be in charge of maintenance and upkeep. 

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