Residents Have Their Say On Greenspace Strategy

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Salford City Council is asking residents to have their say on a revised greenspace strategy for the city.

New proposals were made public on Friday 23 June when the council revealed plans to target future investment into a wide range of green spaces, parks and allotments.

The six week consultation gives residents their chance to comment on the overall strategy and the sites to be refurbished, which will update the existing document which was approved in 2006.

Since it was launched over a decade ago, it has helped to protect open spaces, improve public access to green sites and bring disused land back to use.

Councillor Derek Antrobus, Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development at Salford City Council, said: “This new vision for our city is an important one. The city is changing and we need to make sure that vital green space is not forgotten

“We want to refurbish existing spaces and create new ones, through bidding for funding and using section 106 money from developers.

“Over 200 key sites have been identified along with estimated costs and we want as many people to look at this and let us know what they think.

“I also hope there will be public support for new country parks serving Little Hulton and Swinton. The decision of the Royal Horticultural Society to open its fifth national garden in Salford will give us the opportunity to make the vast mosslands more accessible to all Salford people.”

Residents can see the plans at www.salford.gov.uk/draftgreenspacestrategy and have their say by emailing plans.consultation@salford.gov.uk. All comments must be received by Monday 7 August.

 

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