|Residents meet Network Rail|
A group of local people have got the go-ahead to lease the land from Network Rail and will form a trust to manage the land for the community.
|Site that has been a long time vacant|
Initially Network Rail had earmarked the land for commercial development, but negotations over the last two years have paid off.
"I'm so thrilled that the hard work and
Fundraising has already started by the Railside Community Garden, which is made up of members of the Wellfield Road Residents Association and Stanthorpe Triangle Residents Association.
In researching the history of the site, they have found that the land, which most recently was used as a builders yard, had an earlier history as garden nursery. Maps from the late 19th and early 20th centuries show greenhouses there.
Cllr Ainlsie said: "It's a wonderful project for this little patch of land to return to producing locally grown food - and making Streatham an even more beautiful and friendly place to live."