Plans for a massive £10.5m overhaul of Greenwich Park – including restoring its historic 17th century landscape and building a new state-of-the-art learning centre – have been lodged with the council.

The proposal for the wide-ranging work is part of Greenwich Park Revealed project, which is set to be voted on at a meeting of the authority’s planning board on September 1.

According to park managers, The Royal Parks, the work is needed to help “protect and future-proof this unique heritage site, which is eroding under the pressure of a growing population”.

Planning documents state the park currently fields 4.7m visitors per years, which is predicted to jump to six million by 2030.

It’ll see an ambitious programme of work undertaken in order to cope with the swelling demand for the historic greenspace.

Among the proposals are a new learning centre and volunteer hub in the

Nursery Yard in the south eastern corner of the park.

It’ll replace a site currently fenced off and used for storage of park equipment – with The Royal Parks confident the centre will eventually be available for public hire in a bid to generate self-sufficient funding.

The learning centre would replace an old repurposed brick shed which is currently used for the park’s history educartion programme.

Much is also planned for the site surrounding the General Wolfe Statue.

It ranges from removing the current kiosk next to it, to be replaced by a new cafe and a storage area for tables and chairs for the site.

There’ll also be some major landscaping undertaken to restore historic “banks” leading up to the statue, while the viewing platform around the statue will also be enlarged.

According to planning documents, the plan proposes restoring the

Parterre Banks through a big landscaping project.

Years ago there used to be large steps heading down the bank towards the Queen’s House, however due to the damage of the landscape these were taken away.

Under the plans, six ‘steps’ would be restored using ‘cut and fill’ techniques on a line running symmetrically from the centre of the Queens House to the centre of Blackheath Gate.

Meanwhile, the terraces around the statue would be relaid with granite and expanded in a bid to combat erosion around the site due to the large number of visitors.

The project will largely be bankrolled using a £4.5m grant  from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund, with The Royal Parks and other funding partners also contributing for a total investment of £10.5 million.