Environmental improvements set for
A series of improvements to Liverpool's
highways and open spaces areas are to be funded through new developments in the
City. A total of 13 projects worth a combined ₤620,000 will receive contributory
funding of ₤275,000, paid for through planning agreements known as Section 106.
It includes ₤30,000 towards creating a wildflower garden and recreation space
outside the Florrie in The Dingle which will house sheep and bee hives, as well
as funding to deliver an exhibition to develop local artists.
Around ₤40,000 is being allocated to improving alleyways along County and City Road in Walton and turn them into community spaces displaying artwork. And
₤68,000 will be spent installing a new bridge to the island at Princes Park lake
as part of ₤250,000 plans to create a memorial to Nelson Mandela to tie in with
what would have been his 100th birthday in 2018.
Deputy Mayor, Councillor Ann O'Byrne, who chaired the subcommittee that made the
recommendations, said:- "This is about making sure that we target the
money we receive from developers at projects that deliver significant
environmental and other improvements. We are committed to making Liverpool a
greener place to live, work and visit and these projects will make a real
difference to communities across the City."
The other projects are:-
► Plants and trees on the central reservation at
Utting Avenue in Anfield - ₤35,000.
► New pathways, trees, benches and shrubs at Lister Drive Playing Fields in
Tuebrook - ₤33,000.
► Improving Broadway Bridges in Clubmoor by painting or greening - ₤30,000.
► Creating a new footpath into Croxteth Park - ₤15,000.
► Hillfoot chicanes on footway in Allerton/Hunts Cross to prevent vehicles
accessing open space - ₤10,114.
► Greening alleyways in the Garston Triangle - ₤7,760.
► Tree planting in Newsham Park as part of the
1 Tree Per Child project - ₤7,760.
► Improvements to trees on Rice Lane Recreation Ground - ₤3,990.
► Installation of fitness equipment around Croxteth Park - ₤3,000.
► Energy saving lighting scheme at Tuebrook Hope Centre - ₤910.
Councillor Steve Munby, Cabinet member for
highways and neighbourhoods, said:- "We are funding a range of projects
that will improve the environment across the City. We have far less money
available due to significant cuts in our funding from the Government so it is
right and proper that we have a proper process for deciding how and where we
spend Section 106 money, to make sure we get the maximum impact."
A report submitted to the Cabinet on Friday, 15 December 2017, is recommending approval of the