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Press release: Rimrose Valley walk

Walk planned to highlight threatened Green Belt.

The Lancashire Branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is co-hosting a walk with Rimrose Valley Friends through Rimrose Valley Park in Sefton on the 11th September in order to highlight the current threats to Green Belt land across Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

Rimrose Valley Park is a fantastic stretch of green space situated in Sefton’s Green Belt which passes through a densely built up urban area. This beloved area is important for the health and well-being of the citizens of Liverpool as it is a tranquil, canal-side haven for residents as well as being a significant ecological asset which contains two local nature reserves.

CPRE's co-hosts, Rimrose Valley Friends, are working with the affected communities to take a stand and build a case against the current plan being investigated by Highways England to build a new link road through the Valley connecting to the Liverpool Super Port.

The walk is part of CPRE’s ongoing campaign to support the local communities and highlight the immense pressure from development on Green Belt land in the area. Changes to key planning legislation introduced three years ago has allowed a five-fold increase of Green Belt land development.

The walk will be held on 11 September 2016 starting at 11am starting from the car park of the Cookson Bridge pub at 82 Gorsey Lane, Netherton L30 2PT. It should last approximately two hours, finishing at the pub where sandwiches will be provided.

The event is completely free and open to the public. For further details and to register for the walk please see CPRE Lancashire’s website.

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