Trees, Woodlands and Forests. A guide for developers and planners Northwest Regional Forestry Framework
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Aintree Industrial Park Stonebridge Park

Case studies - Approach 580: Strategic Investment Area

Two selected projects, Aintree Industrial Estate and Stonebridge Business Park, demonstrate that the use of tree planting within highway verges, open spaces and development areas has transformed the character and quality of the local environment.

The Approach 580 area is focussed on the A580 East Lancashire Road corridor between Aintree and Knowsley – one of the key gateways into Liverpool City Centre. As a designated Strategic Investment Area (SIA) under the European Objective 1 programme, it is recognised as having significant potential for industrial and economic regeneration. A key element in retaining existing businesses and stimulating new growth and investment in the area has been infrastructure and environmental improvement. Two selected projects, Aintree Industrial Estate and Stonebridge Business Park, demonstrate that the use of tree planting within highway verges, open spaces and development areas has transformed the character and quality of the local environment.