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.
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.
The Green Infrastructure and Cycling Strategy was approved by Cabinet on 12 September 2017.
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