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Preserving Our Greens: The Importance of Saving Golf Courses

Updated: Dec 10, 2023

A recent article in The Guardian ( ) highlights a significant debate: should golf courses be repurposed for housing development? While the housing crisis is real, the environmental and social value of golf courses like Perivale Park cannot be overlooked.

Green Havens for Wildlife and Carbon Fixing:

Golf courses are much more than leisure spaces; they are vital green corridors for wildlife. At Perivale Course, birds like the Canada Geese are often seen along the river banks . The course is already have a re-wilding area for wildflower, and natural habitats for insects and fungi for biodiversity.

Perivale Park Golf Course Aerial View and suronding areas
Perivale Park Golf Course Aerial View

Community and Health Benefits:

Beyond environmental benefits, golf courses offer healthy leisure activities for local communities. They are spaces for physical activity and social interaction, enhancing the well-being of community members.

The Housing Crisis and Alternative Solutions:

While addressing the housing crisis is essential, the solution should not come at the cost of losing these green spaces. As the article suggests, focusing on brownfield sites and reusing previously developed land offers a more sustainable approach to urban development.

Golf Courses and Urban Planning:

The idea that transforming golf courses into housing would make golf less elitist overlooks the loss of accessible green spaces for golfers and walkers, especially those with public footpaths. Additionally, many golf courses are located in areas unsuitable for development due to their natural landscapes drainage often protecting local residence against flooding .

A Balanced Approach to Development:

There’s a need for a balanced approach that considers both housing needs and the preservation of green spaces. Golf courses, with their environmental and social benefits, should be part of this balanced urban planning.


In our campaign to save Perivale Park Golf Course, we are not just fighting to preserve a sports facility; we are advocating for the environmental, social, and health benefits it provides. Let’s work together to find sustainable solutions that address housing needs without sacrificing our valuable green spaces.


Call to Action: Your Voice Matters to Save Perivale Park Golf Course in the Ealing Regional Park Survey

As we present these transformative ideas, your support is crucial. We urge you to participate in the Ealing Council Regional Park survey if you haven’t done so yet. Let your voice be heard and help us align our vision with the Council’s plans. Your input can significantly shape our golf course's community-focused, environmentally conscious future.

Preserving and Enhancing Our Community’s Green Heart:

Our course is more than just a sports facility; it’s a legacy we’re entrusted to protect and enhance for future generations.

Join Us in Making History:

Your participation in the survey and continued support are vital. Together, let’s guide Perivale Park Golf Course into a new era of sustainability, inclusivity, and community pride. To learn more about how you can be involved and track our progress, please subscribe at .

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