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16th Apr 2019
Alder Hey has submitted exciting proposals to provide the local community with a renewed Springfield Park, resulting in the creation of an enhanced green space that brings significant new amenities to the local area. The proposals fulfil Alder Hey’s promise to fully restore 9.4 hectares of parkland back to the community.
Louise Shepherd, Alder Hey’s Chief Executive said: “Our aim has always been to create something really special for local people, children and young people, visitors and Alder Hey staff. Following consultation with local stakeholders including the Friends of Springfield Park, local resident’s groups, councillors and schools, it became apparent that there was a desire to reinstate a much improved park to what had been there previously. We are now embarking on the delivery phase of exciting plans and we will work closely with our friends locally to create something of real value to everyone in the area.
“The plans include a number of enhancements for the existing and what will be a new area of Springfield Park, including interactive woodland walks, community gardens, nature conservation areas, picnic and hospital break out space, public health activities (such as growing food for consumption in the hospital), forest schools, play areas and other exciting events and activities. We are now delivering our original vision of a unique park alongside a world-class children’s healthcare campus.”
Tony Concepcion, Chair of the Friends of Springfield Park said: “It is very good to see these plans now published and with a clear commitment to deliver. We now want to work in partnership to develop something really special for our local community that enhances their quality of life and make this a great place to live.”
Ben Broadhurst, Vice Chair of Friends of Springfield Park, said: “Children and young people want somewhere that is designed around what they want, which is fresh, green space with interesting things to do and see. We are determined to see this delivered and will play our part in making this happen.”
Following publication of the proposals Alder Hey will now work with local residents, interest groups and representatives to create a Consultation Working Group that can more formally provide input into the decision-making around the plans.
The full planning application for Springfield Park can be viewed at - https://bit.ly/2Pb3bUT
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