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Regional Parks are a new way of encouraging economic and environmental regeneration and can act as a catalyst for generating multiple social, economic and environmental benefits across a large area. Here in the Northwest we currently host 9 regional parks that have been inspired by the work done in Emscher Regional Park in the Ruhr in Germany - a prime example of how designation as a regional park can help encourage investment in urban and environmental regeneration. Gareth Chadwick explores the thinking behind the Northwest’s regional parks and talks to leading proponents of the schemes about what makes regional parks such a potent force for change.
Map: Water quality in the Mersey Basin 1984
Map showing water quality in the Mersey Basin in 1984 - with most stretches falling into the 'poor' and 'bad' categories.
International Thiess Riverprize Citation 1999
Citation on the occasion of the award of the 1999 international Theiss Riverprize in Brisbane, Australia. Awarded to the Mersey Basin Campaign to mark fifteen years of dramatic improvement to the North West region of England.
Spatial planning, water and Water Framework Directive: insights from theory and practice
This paper explores the potential and actual role of spatial planning in addressing challenges associated with water environment. This enables an assessment to be made of the extent to which spatial planning can help to meet the goals of the Water Framework Directive.
Mersey Basin Campaign: a partnership approach to river basin management
The Mersey Basin Campaign was established as one of the series initiatives, launched in the wake of riots in Liverpool, that were designed to kick start regeneration of England’s Northwest. At the time the Secretary of State for the Environment, Michael Heseltine called the River Mersey ”an affront to the standards a civilised society should demand of its environment". It was recognised that a combination of public, private voluntary sector action was necessary, leading to the Mersey Basin Campaign partnership being formed in 1985. This partnership has developed since its inception, with changes in the governance structure of the Campaign creating wider participation from business, academia, community and voluntary groups. The partnership of the Mersey Basin Campaign brings together disparate groups and sectors to work together towards a shared mission. Today, the Mersey and its tributaries are cleaner than at any time since the industrial revolution. The transformation of the River Mersey has been supported by a combination of major investment and genuine partnership working at regional and local level.
Mersey Basin Campaign - Governance and Organisation
A document discussing the background to the emergence of the Mersey Basin Campaign, its initial aims and objectives, the emergence of the partnership, the organisational structure of the Mersey Basin Campaign, creating long term partnership through an number of organisational structures, delivering action, its performance and its critical success factors.
Art in High Places
As part of a wider regeneration strategy for East Lancashire, four new pieces of public art, collectively known as Panopticons, have been installed on remote hilltops around the region. The location of the new artwork was chosen to help people see the East Lancashire area from a new angle. Once you have trekked up a huge hill to visit one of the four pieces, you find yourself with an unrivalled view of the surrounding countryside that you would not ordinarily have seen. Louise Tickle examines the many challenges faced by the project and explores the benefits other pieces of public art have had on different areas across the Northwest.
Regional Parks Xchange Baseline Study
The purpose of this report was to summarise progress to date on the development of Regional Parks in Northwest England. The report was produced by Andy Routledge at the Mersey Basin Campaign / Regional Parks Xchange with substantial and helpful input from all of the Regional Parks teams. This represented the first time attempt to draw progress on all of the Regional Parks together into a single report. The Northwest Development Agency and the Mersey Basin Campaign worked together on the Regional Parks Xchange project between 2007 and 2010 to support the development of Regional Parks as a vital regeneration tool in the delivery of the Regional Economic Strategy.