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Liverpool’s Colourful Cultural Legacy Takes Root November 28, 2008

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Business.
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treeTens of thousands of new trees are to be planted in Liverpool to create a new community woodland that will form the legacy of the City’s status as European cultural capital in 2008.

More than £700,000 of regeneration funding is to be invested by a partnership of Liverpool and Northwest organisations to transform 25ha of brownfield land in the West Derby area. The project is striving to create ‘the world’s most colourful woodland’, which will also be a showpiece for the city’s forthcoming ‘Year of the Environment’ (2009).

This new community and cultural woodland for Liverpool is situated off Mab Lane in West Derby and incorporates a former playing field and an area of land known locally as ‘the back field’ close to Stockbridge village and Croxteth Country Park.

£440,000 of investment for this project has been provided by the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) via the NWDA and Forestry Commission-partnership programme, Newlands.  Further funding has come form the Forestry Commission through their English Woodland Grant Scheme, The Riverside Group via the Big Lottery’s Changing Spaces programme, the Mersey Forest via Objective 1 (ERDF) funding and Liverpool City Council.

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