Book your place on the Dock Branch Neighbourhood Walking Tours

19 January 2023
people in hi vis and hard hats walking along part of the muddy dock branch park area

As part of the ongoing consultation on proposed Dock Branch Neighbourhoood in Birkenhead there are two walking tours of the area for people who want to find out more.

The Dock Branch Neighbourhood is intended to surround a new park on the former Dock Branch rail line which cuts across part of the town.

Combining residential with retail and leisure uses the aim is to create an attractive and vibrant place for people to live and work as well as a destination to visit.

Consultation on the plans is now underway and as part of this two guided walks/tours of the Dock Branch Masterplan area are being held, on Thursday 2nd February and Saturday 4th February.

The walking tour includes often unseen parts of the Dock Branch project area and is with Cathy Palmer from Wirral Council.

It is free to take part in the walking tour but booking is required and numbers are strictly limited. The walk is approximately 3km

You can book them via Eventbrite: 2nd February and 4th February

The walk is a chance to find out more about the Dock Branch Neighbourhood area and plans, and is part of the broader consultation which aims to find out more about which kinds of things people think are important in creating a desirable place to live, work and spend leisure time in this area.

The Dock Branch area plans are part of wider regeneration taking place across Wirral’s Left Bank which stretches from Bromborough to New Brighton via Birkenhead, Seacombe, and Liscard and is based on the emerging Local Plan which will also help protect the borough’s Green Belt.

The Dock Branch Neighbourhood consultation runs from January 16 until February 16 and can be completed online via the council’s HaveYourSay website.

You can also visit BirkenEd’s Place in Birkenhead town centre – this is an easily accessible location for anyone wanting to learn about the ambitious plans for Birkenhead and, crucially, to help shape decisions about the future of the town with the engagement in BirkenEd’s Place being led by independent local social enterprise PLACED.

Details can be found on the BirkenEd’s Place website.

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