Green Infrastructure for Growth

Making space for nature

As part of its Environmental Growth strategy, Cornwall Council is investing in urban green spaces across seven Cornish towns.  We are creating nature-rich habitat across an area equivalent to 35 rugby pitches.

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By the end of January 2019, the following sites have been completed:

  • In Hayle; Copperpool, Treveglos Meadow and Millpond Gardens 
  • In Redruth; Treskerby Field, Trenoweth Meadow and Knights Way Field
  • In Pool; East Pool Park, Treloweth Park and Crembling Well. New trees have also be planted on Tolvaddon Road.
  • In Bude; Goldsworthy Field and Kings Hill Wood 
  • In Penzance; Bolitho Gardens, Milllennium Woods, Love Lane Wildlife Garden, Mennaye Boating Lake and Mann's Field
  • In Saltash; Warfelton Field, Grenfell Estate, Saltmill Park and Longstone Park

Work continues in Bude, Penzance and Camborne.

Activities to introduce these improvements to local people in these towns will be taking place in spring 2019. We would welcome involvement from local people in these parks. 

Select the town below and follow the links to find out what we've been up to

Following consultation in autumn 2017 and discussion with local residents in 2018, three sites were selected for improvements.

Some photos of the completed works sites can be seen as pdf files here

Residents will benefit from the new planting from spring 2019.   In the meantime, we apologise for the barren appearance particularly of the wildflower meadow areas.

And will be starting in February and completing in March 2019 at

Consultation took place on Thursday 28th June and the project will make improvements to

As well as these spaces, some new planting was introduced at Tuckingmill Valley Park as well as pathwork improvements.  Spring flowering bulbs will be planted over the autumn/winter 2018.

Completed projects

Project works were completed in spring and early summer 2018 at

Upcoming

Project works at the following site will be subject to funding and approval

 

The rescheduled consultation event took place on Friday 27 July  where designs for the following sites were available to view. 

We have also been working with Penwith Environmental Network and the Friends of Bolitho Gardens on these sites;

If you would be interested in working with local volunteers and helping them in managing these sites, please email GI4G@cornwall.gov.uk

Work at all sites in Penzance will be completed by March 2019.

 

Improvements have been made to these spaces during September and October 2018.  Please see the photos of works undertaken.  The new planting will start flourishing from spring 2019. 

In addition, trees have been planted along the Tolvaddon Road.  As trees have struggled in this location previously, the species selection and planting methodology has been checked over thoroughly to ensure the best chance for these trees to thrive.

Finally, there will be bulbs planted along sections of Moorfield Road to provide late spring colour and nectar for insects.  This work will now be done in Autumn 2019.

Completed projects

Projects have been completed at:

Underway

Upcoming projects

The following sites may be progressed in 2019, subject to funding.  A consultation event took place on 16 February 2019 on site to share this concept with people.

Consultation

Consultation took place on Saturday 21 April where the designs were available to view.  There was a further chance to talk to the team on Thursday 4 October at the Burraton Community Centre and further changes to the plans for Grenfell Estate were changed as a result of comments made at that meeting.

If you'd like to find out the results of our surveys which took place in and around the parks, please select the links below:

Parks improved for wildlife and people

Works have now been completed with new pollinator friendly planting, seating areas, trees and paths.  Please come along in the spring to watch the plants develop at

Get in touch

If you are interested in getting involved with these plans, please email the team on GI4G@cornwall.gov.uk.

Funding

By December 2019, £3.5m will have been spent on public open spaces, roadside verges and churchyards to make them better places for people and for wildlife. The project will receive £2.8m from the European Regional Development Fund.

Further information

If you live in one of the towns and would like to find out more about how you can get involved in the project, please get in touch.

For more information please contact GI4G@cornwall.gov.uk

Find out more about what we're doing, why we're doing it and where the funding comes from.

Should you be interested in other environmental projects in Cornwall, please visit the Grow Nature section of the website.