Thursday, February 20, 2020

New trees to be planted in Skelmersdale town centre scheme

The new Skelmersdale town centre development will be respectful of the environment.

To help protect and enhance the environment developer St. Modwen has pledged that any trees removed as part of the work will be replaced.

The town centre redevelopment scheme is a partnership between the Borough Council, Homes England and developer St. Modwen, and supported by the Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership.

Work began on site last month and phase one will see new shops created to house Lidl and B&M Bargains, a play area for Tawd Valley Park, a new high street, and enhancements to public areas outside Skelmersdale Library.

Alex Jaques, Development Director at St. Modwen, said: “Not only will we replace every tree that is removed as part of the regeneration of the town centre, but we will also work closely with local residents and the Council to enhance the variety and quality of trees that are replanted during the project."

Councillor Ian Moran, Leader of West Lancashire Borough Council, said: "I am delighted that we have received this commitment from St. Modwen which further enhances this great scheme for the people of Skelmersdale and West Lancashire."