Consultation on proposals for environmental research in the Baltic area and in Princes Park, Sefton Park and Otterspool Park

Consultation on proposals for environmental research in the Baltic area and in Princes Park, Sefton Park and Otterspool Park

Start date: 17th May 2018
End date: 6th June 2018

We want to hear your views on proposed research into the impact of creating green corridors in:

  • The Baltic area from Bold Street to Wapping Dock.
  • Princes Park to Sefton Park to Otterspool Park and Promenade.

It's proposed that the EU funded project URBAN GreenUP will use nature-based solutions to improve the environment along each green corridor. Nature-based solutions use the environment and can be something as simple as planting a tree to provide shade in summer, improve habitats for animals and soak up surface water flooding. 

Other examples of nature-based solutions include creating vertical green walls, green roofs, rain gardens and wildflower planting which make cities more pleasant places to live in.

Working with the University of Liverpool and the Mersey Forest we want to test, monitor and measure the impact this work has on local people and businesses, as well as on the local air quality, surface water flooding, and the numbers and types of flowering plants and insects.

At the end of the project, the research will allow us to assess which nature-based solutions work best and suggest cost-effective options for future projects in Liverpool.

An additional consultation is being carried out by Liverpool BID on a proposal for a third green corridor in Liverpool's city centre commercial and retail area.

Documents we are consulting on

View the outline proposals and visualisations for both proposed corridors that are the subject of this consulation.

Baltic area corridor proposal documents

Princes, Sefton, Otterspool Parks corridor proposal documents

How to respond

We want to know what you think of our proposals and how you would like to get involved. Under the conditions of the EU grant funding we are unable to change the green corridor sites but there is some flexibility over the type of nature-based solutions we use and where we place them for maximum effect.

Please send your comments to Juliet Staples, URBAN GreenUP, Community Services, Liverpool City Council, Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool L3 1AH, or email them to urbangreenup@liverpool.gov.uk.

All comments should be received by 4th June 2018.

Consultation events

Drop-in consultation events are being held at the following locations. Please come along, view the plans, ask questions and leave us your feedback and comments.

Baltic area corridor proposal

  • Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 9am -12 noon: Women’s Organisation, 54 St James Street, L1 0AB. The cafe will be open during this event. 
  • Thursday 24th May 2018, 4pm -7pm: Women’s Organisation, 54 St James Street, L1 0AB. The café closes at 5pm.

Princes, Sefton, Otterspool Parks corridor proposal

  • Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 2pm-5pm: Sefton Park café, Sefton Park. The cafe will be open during this event. 
  • Thursday 24th May 2018, 10am-1pm: Sefton Park café, Sefton Park. The cafe will be open during this event. 

What happens next?

The results of the consultation will help to inform the final scheme proposals, which will be subject to later approval. It is envisaged that works on site will commence after September 2019.

What happens to my views?

The names and addresses of respondents will be kept confidential. Consideration will be given to feedback and comments received. Where opportunities exist within the parameters of the EU funding, amendments may be made to the final scheme proposals.

Contact us

If you have any further questions about this consultation you can email Juliet Staples at juliet.staples@liverpool.gov.uk.

 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730426.