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Have your say on the future of Crosby Coastal Park

Sefton Council is looking for feedback on what residents, visitors and businesses think about its vision for the future of Crosby Coastal Park in a new consultation that will run until September 16.

The Council wants to work closely with communities to explore opportunities to protect, improve and develop the coastal park in a way that will conserve habitats and encourage sustainable ideas that will increase wellbeing and economic opportunities.

The consultation will seek feedback on the various elements of the vision to help influence the way the landscape is managed and guide decisions on which developments should be supported in the future.

The consultation outlines possible ideas for specific stretches of the coastal park that have been divided into six zones:

  • Zone A covers Hightown to north of Hall Road West
  • Zone B covers Hall Road West to Burbo Bank Road
  • Zone C covers Burbo Bank Road to Crosby Baths
  • Zone D covers South of Crosby Road Baths to North of Marine Lake/South Road
  • Zone E covers South Road to Cambridge Road
  • Zone F covers Beach Lawn, Crescent, Adelaide and Marine Gardens and Potters Barn Park

There are already a number of schemes in the pipeline including a major coastal protection and flood alleviation project, improving the existing habitat for fauna and flora, improving accessibility for walkers and cyclists, boosting opportunities to increase health and wellbeing, improving visitor facilities and working with the Antony Gormley Studio to care for the famous statues.

However, Sefton Council believes more can be done to protect the landscape and make sure it’s the best it can be for residents, visitors, businesses and the many plants and species that call it home.

The consultation is an opportunity for the public to have their say on the future of the coastal park and let the Council know what they’d like to see.

Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “While we all share a common goal in wanting to make the coastal park the best it can be, there are some challenges.

“This consultation will allow us to work closely with our communities, partners and organisations so that we can best understand each other’s needs.

“I urge anyone who lives, works or simply enjoys Crosby Coastal Park to engage with the consultation and let us know what you think.”

The consultation can be completed online by visiting  https://yourseftonyoursay.sefton.gov.uk