Nine projects across Liverpool to improve green spaces will receive funding from planning agreements made with developers, Liverpool City Council has announced.
The schemes, which have a total value of £1.2m, will receive £523,837 of Section 106 funding, which is provided by developers as a condition of planning permission being granted for some schemes.
The biggest, for £288,628, is the council’s contribution towards a scheme that would see around 650 trees planted at 12 sites across the city, including the Fabric District off London Road. An application has been made to the Urban Tree Challenge Fund to match-fund the project, with a decision expected in September.
The Florrie Community Garden in Toxteth will receive £40,000 for a public garden including new paths, gates, trees and shrubs.
Other projects to receive funding include Otterspool Play Area which has been allocated £37,209 as part of a £62,000 equipment upgrade and improvements worth £25,000 at Stalmine Gardens in Warbreck including benches, trees and wildflowers
Deputy Mayor, councillor Wendy Simon, said: ‘We are using the money we receive from developers for projects that deliver significant environmental improvements across the city, creating better quality green space for people to enjoy.
‘It is part of our commitment to make Liverpool a greener place to live, work and visit, and making sure that new developments have a wider positive knock-on effect for the city.
‘The city council recently declared a climate change emergency which committed us to making the city carbon neutral by 2030, and the projects being funded will all play a part towards achieving this aim.’