Community groups share £1.5m fund to transform neglected urban spaces

Community groups share £1.5m fund to transform neglected urban spaces

From Planning Resource, 16 February 2016

A project in Wolverhampton that aims to turn a 30-year-old tipping zone into a natural wildlife area is among 87 schemes that will share a £1.5 million government fund for work to transform neglected urban spaces.

The Conservative Party made a manifesto pledge to launch an "ambitious programme" of pocket parks, which it described as "small areas of inviting public space where people can enjoy relief from the hustle and bustle of city streets".

The Department for Communities and Local Government announced in November that £1.5 million would be made available to support the delivery of up to 100 pocket parks across the country.

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