Wirral council are set to turn an unused town centre railway cutting into a dazzling green space and active travel asset for Birkenhead.
One of the most visual and high-impact features of the Birkenhead Regeneration Framework is the introduction of the ‘green corridor.’
The new development by our local Council will see the railway cutting, which effectively divides the local community into two, become an appealing, natural and practical park for the public.
With possible financing to come from the Transforming Cities Fund, the project will allow a defined route for walking, cycling and public transport through the centre in an attractively designed central park or ‘green corridor’.
This innovative will connect the town in its first phase from Central Station roundabout to Wirral Waters and Hind Street, with future phases having the potential to link further into the north and south of Birkenhead.
Cabinet Member for Regeneration & Growth Councillor Tony Jones said:
“This exciting proposal to turn the disused railway cutting into a green travel corridor and linear park is a great example of how we can look at our existing assets and find new ways of using them.
The green corridor will be a definite catalyst for change in Birkenhead as it will not only provide a fantastic resource to connect communities and encourage local people to be active but shows the opportunity we have to reimagine Birkenhead and create a green, sustainable town. Together, we can make a tangible difference to our local community and environment.
The important part of this process is that we hear our residents’ views on the impact the green corridor may have on Birkenhead and any ideas on its design. Community input will ensure it is a valued and useful resource.”
The Council is keen to hear the views of local people on this proposal and an online presentation will be provided by members of the project team on Wednesday 12th August and Wednesday 19th August.
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