A new multi-user route that will provide links to and through the Halsnead Garden Village development has been approved by the Council’s Planning Committee.
Permission has been granted for a new route for pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians, connecting Fox’s Bank Lane to Penny Lane to the east of the Garden Village site.
The new multi-user route will be three metres wide, with wider sections to provide horse holding areas.
The route is part of a larger scheme across the Liverpool City Region to create a continuous network between residential areas, employment areas and green spaces, with the route creating links to eventually connect to the Trans Pennine Trail.
Within Knowsley, the multi route network will provide new facilities between Carr Lane, Prescot and Sandy Lane, Cronton, via Stadt Moers Park and the new Halsnead Garden Village country park.
Once complete Halsnead Garden Village will incorporate extensive cycleways and pathways for residents and visitors to enjoy the extensive and enhanced green spaces.
Cllr Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “The Halsnead Garden Village development will be accessible to everyone to enjoy the 33 hectares of new greenspaces and a new, 28-hectare, Country Park. The multi-user routes will connect to the wider borough and beyond. This infrastructure will be safe and accessible to pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians, which I’m sure will encourage more active travel.”