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Green Infrastructure and Cycling Strategy

We are consulting on a draft Green Infrastructure and Cycling Strategy for the borough and want to know your views on it. The draft strategy looks to establish a high quality, accessible network for Green Infrastructure and cycling that links the borough’s major settlements with one another and with visitor attractions. 

What is Green Infrastructure?

Green Infrastructure refers to the connected network of open spaces, green corridors and inland waterways around us and can deliver a wide range of benefits. These include providing wildlife habitats, contributing to an attractive environment and creating potential benefits for health and well-being. It can also provide opportunities for sustainable forms of travel and leisure, particularly walking and cycling. 

What does the Green Infrastructure and Cycling Strategy say?

The Green Infrastructure and Cycling Strategy has a set of objectives and contains a wide range of potential future projects and initiatives to deliver its vision.

Projects the council and partners will develop further over the coming years include improvements to the Tawd Valley Park in Skelmersdale, improvements to canal towpaths and delivering four linear parks. The “West Lancashire Wheel” would be created to form a circular route between Skelmersdale, Ormskirk, Burscough and Parbold by delivering two of the four linear parks (Skelmersdale-Ormskirk and Ormskirk-Burscough) and by adding to and improving existing cycle routes. 


Have your say

Public consultation on the draft Green Infrastructure and Cycling Strategy will take place between Thursday 26 January and Friday 10 March 2017. 

You must send your views to the council between these dates on the official comments form which can be downloaded below.

You can also view the strategy and pick up a paper copy of the comments form from your local libraries at Burscough, Ormskirk, Skelmersdale and Tarleton, the Council offices in Ormskirk or the Council’s Customer Service Point in the Concourse Shopping Centre, Skelmersdale.

Completed comments forms can be emailed to localplan@westlancs.gov.uk or posted to Strategic Planning and Implementation Team, West Lancashire Borough Council, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2DF.