The Land Trust announces innovative partnership with Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council for management of Green Infrastructure at Halsnead Garden Village - The Land Trust

National land management charity, The Land Trust, has completed a collaboration agreement with Knowsley Council with plans for the Trust to take into ownership and manage the extensive green infrastructure and SuDS network, which will form a key part of Halsnead Garden Village.

Halsnead Garden Village will open up acres of green space to the public, including a new country park, historic woodland and areas such as a new village green.

The charity’s Chief Executive, Euan Hall, expressed his delight at getting the deal signed and outlined how the Trust will work in partnership with the community to deliver a range of benefits.

Hall said: “We are really pleased to have put pen to paper on this agreement with Knowsley Council and we look forward to working closely with them over the next couple of years to prepare the green infrastructure that will be a vital component of what will be a wonderful place to live and work. The Trust will work in partnership with house builders and Homes England to deliver this vision. The key to the success of these garden towns and villages is engagement with the local community and understanding how they wish the open space to be managed for the long term in a financially sustainable way, and to also deliver real and lasting charitable outcomes and social value for the new and existing local residents and community. Halsnead Garden Village will be about far more than just the homes built. The Land Trust’s role will ensure that the green spaces deliver physical and mental health benefits, provide educational and training opportunities for local people, improve the environment and biodiversity of the area, protect the investment people make in their homes and most importantly bring this new community together.”

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