Makeover plans start with the Winwick Road entrance to Parkside pit site

St Helens Star: Councillor Grunewald (right) with Langtree Chief Executive John Downes Councillor Grunewald (right) with Langtree Chief Executive John Downes

PLANS are in hand to spruce-up the overgrown gateway to the former Parkside Colliery.

The Winwick Road entrance is earmarked for a makeover by the new company that is promoting the proposed redevelopment of the 232-acre site.

The Parkside Regeneration LLP - a joint venture between St Helens Council and developers Langtree – is chaired by St Helens Council leader Cllr Barrie Grunewald.

The company will be responsible for transforming the disused colliery site into a new employment park with the potential to create thousands of jobs on land that is in a prime position close to the M6 and M62 motorways and West Coast rail line.

Parkside Regeneration says work will start soon on a masterplan for the site. Traffic engineers have already been commissioned to look at highway implications and will report back to the PR Board.

Councillor Grunewald said: “The Parkside Regeneration Board is up and running - and we’re keen to make things happen as quickly as possible. We aim to produce a full business plan by June but there will be plenty of activity between now and then.

“Everyone involved with the project is totally committed to its success – and ensuring that it delivers as many jobs as possible for the people of St Helens. This site is one of our most vital assets - and I cannot overstate its importance to the borough as a catalyst for kick-starting the local economy.”

Chief Executive of Langtree John Downes added: “The regeneration of the Parkside site is now well and truly underway - and we’re delighted to be involved with this prestigious project.”

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7:02am Thu 6 Feb 14

chasmcn says...

May be those who live along Winwick Road and have extended their gardens into the so called green belt of Parkside are being told to retreat back to their own boundary it looks like one person has a swimming pool on site ,Google earth is a wonderful tool .
May be those who live along Winwick Road and have extended their gardens into the so called green belt of Parkside are being told to retreat back to their own boundary it looks like one person has a swimming pool on site ,Google earth is a wonderful tool . chasmcn
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