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Atlantic gateway launch presentation

  1. 1. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Adapting the Landscape _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adapting the Landscape
  2. 2. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adapting the Landscape ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ … the brief “ assess the potential for creating “test the validity of marrying A major regional environmental, economic potential to the natural recreational and visitor resource environment and green to compliment and add vitality to infrastructure based land economic development within the regeneration initiatives”. Mersey Valley”.
  3. 3. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adapting the Landscape ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ … the place Adapting the Landscape
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  7. 7. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adapting the Landscape ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ … challenges …objectives …principles Globalisation Increase resilience Landscape driven Climate change Adaption / mitigation High ambition Energy / food security Sustainable growth People focus Nature of work Quality of life Generational change Regeneration
  8. 8. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adapting the Landscape _______________________________________________________________________________________________ … approach
  9. 9. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adapting the Landscape <ul><li>____________________________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>… economic / social conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Growth and investment </li></ul><ul><li>Labour </li></ul><ul><li>Land and property </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism, recreation, </li></ul><ul><li>leisure </li></ul><ul><li>Health and wellbeing </li></ul>
  10. 10. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adapting the Landscape <ul><li>____________________________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>… economic / social opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on urban areas and fringe </li></ul><ul><li>Housing growth areas </li></ul><ul><li>Peel Ocean Gateway </li></ul><ul><li>Newlands </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic employment sites </li></ul>
  11. 11. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adapting the Landscape <ul><li>_______________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>… regeneration initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>A large number of initiatives exist </li></ul><ul><li>Mersey Forest and Red Rose Forest cover 712 sqm </li></ul><ul><li>Four designated growth points </li></ul><ul><li>Mersey Basin Campaign has improved water quality </li></ul><ul><li>Four regional parks act as a tool for regeneration </li></ul>
  12. 12. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adapting the Landscape _______________________________________________________________________________________ … regeneration initiatives
  13. 13. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adapting the Landscape <ul><li>_______________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>… landscape quality </li></ul><ul><li>Topography </li></ul><ul><li>Settlements </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Industry </li></ul><ul><li>River Mersey </li></ul><ul><li>Transport </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial heritage </li></ul>
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  16. 16. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adapting the Landscape <ul><li>_______________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>… views and landmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Strong inward looking views from surrounding ridges </li></ul><ul><li>Helsby, Walkden, Frodsham, and Billinge vantage points </li></ul><ul><li>Major visual landmarks including Beetham Tower, Runcorn </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge, Fiddlers Ferry, Jodrell Bank and Thelwall Viaduct </li></ul>
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  21. 21. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adapting the Landscape <ul><li>_______________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>… existing natural features and green recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Parks provide outdoor recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Large country estates of Croxteth Country Park and Tatton Park </li></ul><ul><li>Several Country Parks located along the urban fringe </li></ul><ul><li>Pennington Flash and Clock Face Park from reclaimed </li></ul><ul><li>industrial sites </li></ul><ul><li>Mersey Estuary is a bird habitat of national importance </li></ul><ul><li>Few large woodland areas </li></ul><ul><li>Canal network offers excellent walking routes </li></ul><ul><li>Ship canal has no tow path and is less accessible </li></ul>
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  23. 23. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adapting the Landscape <ul><li>_______________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>… compartmentalisation of countryside and access </li></ul><ul><li>Transport routes and rivers compartmentalise non-urban areas </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Urbanside’ more accurate than countryside </li></ul><ul><li>Each transport mode has different impact </li></ul><ul><li>Many crossing points exist outside urban areas </li></ul><ul><li>Ship Canal is an expensive barrier to cross </li></ul>
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  25. 25. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adapting the Landscape <ul><li>_______________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>… culture and leisure </li></ul><ul><li>Liverpool and Manchester have concentration of assets </li></ul><ul><li>Shopping is a major recreational activity </li></ul><ul><li>Rugby League stadia of St Helens, Wigan, and Warrington </li></ul><ul><li>Home to six of the twenty Premier League football teams </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Another Place’ shows the power of public art </li></ul><ul><li>‘ The Dream’ is a major landmark from the M62 </li></ul><ul><li>Stately homes / estates provide formal and informal recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Country Parks and Nature Reserves along the urban fringe </li></ul><ul><li>Waterways increasingly viewed as recreation destinations </li></ul>
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  28. 28. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adapting the Landscape <ul><li>_______________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>… recent and forthcoming projects </li></ul><ul><li>Continually evolving </li></ul><ul><li>Largest projects within centres of Liverpool / Manchester / Salford </li></ul><ul><li>Over 10,500 new homes potentially added to urban fringe </li></ul><ul><li>Port of Liverpool and Ship Canal has c.£200m planned investment </li></ul><ul><li>Mersey Gateway Bridge – inquiry May 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>At least four new waste management and recycling plants </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable energy schemes including wind and wave power </li></ul><ul><li>Natural gas power plant in Carrington at cost of £500m </li></ul><ul><li>Newlands; transforming underused land into community forests </li></ul>
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  31. 31. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adapting the Landscape <ul><li>_______________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>… environmental </li></ul><ul><li>Low carbon energy </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon sequestration and offsetting </li></ul><ul><li>Food production </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptation </li></ul>
  32. 32. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adapting the Landscape <ul><li>_______________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>… low carbon energy </li></ul><ul><li>Context……. </li></ul><ul><li>Total NW electricity demand approx. 35,000GWh/year </li></ul><ul><li>Total NW energy demand approx. 73,000GWh/year </li></ul><ul><li>NW Renewable Energy Strategy = 20% of electricity demand </li></ul><ul><li>Our study area = 50% of NW energy demand </li></ul>
  33. 33. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adapting the Landscape <ul><li>_______________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>… low carbon energy </li></ul><ul><li>Tidal scheme – Mersey Estuary could generate 1200GW </li></ul><ul><li>Wind generation – large potential </li></ul><ul><li>Energy from waste – large potential (Resource Recovery Park </li></ul><ul><li>proposal 95MW) </li></ul><ul><li>CHP – Port of Liverpool (2004) with a 30MW capacity turbine </li></ul><ul><li>Limited potential carbon sink / offsetting but tree planting schemes </li></ul><ul><li>could be promoted </li></ul><ul><li>Biomass – 70% of land in area is grade 3/4 with 63,000 ha </li></ul><ul><li>potential for miscanthus </li></ul>
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  36. 36. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adapting the Landscape <ul><li>_______________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>… food production </li></ul><ul><li>Potential use of private gardens, vacant land, fringe land. </li></ul><ul><li>50% of the study area is agricultural land </li></ul><ul><li>27% of the agricultural land is grade (24,500ha) </li></ul><ul><li>If all this land was productive, 50% of the area’s cereals could </li></ul><ul><li>produced locally (FAO state consumption 116kg/person/year. </li></ul><ul><li>yields could reach 136,000 tonnes per year) </li></ul>
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  38. 38. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adapting the Landscape <ul><li>_______________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>… flood mitigation </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence is not encouraging…….. </li></ul><ul><li>19,000+ homes and commercial properties at risk from 1 in100 </li></ul><ul><li>year flood (1% annual risk) </li></ul><ul><li>Schemes coming in line – Keckwick Brook (£1.1m to protect </li></ul><ul><li>170 homes) </li></ul><ul><li>Potential schemes: Gemini washlands and Sankey Brook, </li></ul><ul><li>Hey Brook, Upper Moss Side Farm </li></ul>
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  40. 40. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adapting the Landscape <ul><li>_______________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>… approach to initial scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic ‘purity’ intended for strands </li></ul><ul><li>Address GI benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Different site implications </li></ul><ul><li>Different policy and viability implications </li></ul>
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  43. 43. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adapting the Landscape <ul><li>_______________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>… mersey bioregion challenges and benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Biodiversity </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Local action </li></ul>
  44. 44. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adapting the Landscape __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Mersey Innovation Axis
  45. 45. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adapting the Landscape <ul><li>_______________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>… mersey innovation challenges and benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Behaviour change </li></ul><ul><li>Transport </li></ul><ul><li>Recession </li></ul>
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  47. 47. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adapting the Landscape <ul><li>_______________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>… mersey playground challenges and benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Waterfront access </li></ul><ul><li>Water quality </li></ul><ul><li>Investment </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Density of activity </li></ul>
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