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Date updated: 9/03/2023

​The City of London Corporation is developing Moor Lane into a greener, biodiverse and environmentally resilient street which is welcoming, accessible and safe.

A proposal to provide a linear pocket park with a series of planters and new trees at the centre of the design, developed in 2011, received a positive response and was approved. The implementation of the scheme was postponed due to the start of the development at 21 Moorfields but as this development is nearly complete we can restart the environmental enhancement scheme.

The approved scheme involved the creation of a linear park on the western side of Moor Lane, incorporating sustainable drainage features and extensive planting.

The new proposal retains these core design principles, whilst considering your feedback to date and the changing needs of the area, and includes:

  • Lighting at a level which is sensitive to the nearby residential units but also gives a sense of safety.
  • Rain gardens in the north and south sections of Moor Lane
  • A community space with planting and permeable paving
  • Raised planters along widened footway constructed in York stone

The enhancement team is liaising with the Barbican residents on the final design.

Moor Lane Community Garden, a Culture Mile greening initiative developed in close consultation with a local community, helped us progress designs for permanent enhancements, with more sustainable drainage features and rain gardens.
Moor Lane environmental enhancement proposals
Date submitted: 5/11/21

View two visualisations comparing the existing situation with our proposed enhancements.