Proposals for a new car park at Ockwells Park in Cox Green could reduce congestion around the popular site.

Plans by the Royal Borough aimed at increasing capacity and reducing incidents of illegal or inconsiderate parking follow a big growth in the park's popularity since it was extended into Thrift Wood.

The new car park could see an additional 36 car spaces added to the existing parking facilities and 16 new cycle hub spaces.

Park users and residents have a choice of three options for the new parking:

Option one would see individual blocks of parking spaces broken up by landscaping with perimeter landscaping reducing the view of the parking area from the park. This option would mean that the parking area extends further into the park itself.

For option two a single large block of parking with perimeter landscaping reducing the view of the parking area from the park is suggested. This option has the smallest impact on the existing park area.

Finally, option three would feature two individual blocks of parking spaces with limited landscaping between them with external landscaping to reduce views of the parking area from the park. This option occupies less parkland than option one, and more than option two.

Cllr Samantha Rayner, the council's lead member for culture, communities and Windsor, said: “We want as many residents as possible to be able to enjoy wonderful Ockwells Park while also having access to suitable car and cycle parking.

“All three schemes put forward for resident feedback have been carefully thought through to ensure that any additional parking is softened with landscaped plants and trees, while allowing us to increase the cycle and car parking. We would like to hear residents and park users’ views how best to achieve this.”

Residents and park users have until Sunday, August 18 to give their views on the plans - visit gib@RBMW.gov.uk