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Green Spaces

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Penrith Woods Project

It’s our ambition to significantly increase all forms of canopy cover throughout Penrith, whilst strengthening the protection of our existing backbone of trees, woodlands and hedges. Penrith Woods is an ambitious tree planting project with the principle aim of fighting climate change.

The project would start at Thacka Beck, a large area of land which has been transferred to the Town Council from Cumbria County Council in 2020. It is already a unique green space in the Town that runs behind Penrith Hospital, which is highly valued by its surrounding communities. This vast open green space would be enhanced for community use and planted with trees to combat climate change.

Our Penrith Woods tree planting project would extend to Fairhill and other green spaces that the Town Council owns.

Value our Green Open Spaces

The Town Council has developed a draft Neighbourhood Plan and Objective 3 purpose is:

To protect green spaces that have been identified as important to both wellbeing and the local community.

Below is a bulleted list recording the areas that are designated as local green spaces and are to be protected from inappropriate development:

  • Land between Brentfield Way and Meadowcroft
  • Folly Lane Allotments
  • St Andrew’s Churchyard
  • Beacon Hill
  • Open area top of Croft Terrace
  • Pinfold Wood
  • St Catherine’s Churchyard
  • Christchurch Churchyard
  • Penrith Cemetery
  • Salkeld Road Allotments
  • Coronation Gardens
  • Nichol Hill Nature Reserve
  • Thacka Beck Nature Reserve
  • Brunswick Square Gardens
  • James Street Allotments
  • Castletown/Musgrave St/Brackenber Allotments
  • Informal Recreation area between Musgrave St Allotments/Newton Road
  • Wetheriggs Country Park
  • Thacka Glen
  • Pategill Back Field
  • Open space to south of Eden Housing Association (EHA)
  • Open space to the north of EHA
  • Open space to the north of Greengarth
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