Improvements to Barry’s Green Infrastructure.
The Council has received funding from Welsh Government through the Targeted Regeneration Investment (TRI) Programme - Green Infrastructure, to undertake improvements to Barry’s Green Infrastructure.
The project is called: Barry, Greening, Growing, Connected
Bringing natural features such as trees and wildflowers back into towns can help us tackle a range of urban environmental challenges such as stormwater management, pollution reduction, and climate resiliency. Nature also supports the health and well-being of the people that live in towns. The proposed project focusses on a series of innovative interventions which will demonstrate how Green Infrastructure features can be introduced into existing highways and open spaces within the town to provide an enhanced landscape which is attractive and connected.
The works will include the following improvements:
Remove paving and replace with trees and wildflowers
Plant a variety of street trees, woodland and wildflowers
Introduce rain gardens to take surface water runoff from the highway during periods of heavy rainfall
Introduce amphibian ladders to gullies to aid wildlife
Improve the public realm including footways, seats and bins
The Council is planning to plant trees in Gladstone Road to replace some that have been lost over the years. Plans indicate where trees have been lost and / or new locations where they could be planted.
Locations of all trees are provisional and will be finalised following further detailed inspection of utility services and ground conditions. Where space is limited, we propose to plant smaller and less vigorous trees than those originally planted and ones with a narrower shape that would be more appropriate. Choice of tree species will be specific to each location and we will also install root barriers to prevent roots spreading across the footway where required.
The budget for this project is £244,000 of which Welsh Government is providing £195,000.
Works will take place over the winter in time for the spring 2021.
The Council are working closely with The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales who will be:
undertaking some practical environmental educational activities with local schools
looking to work with the local allotment holders on some wildlife projects
hosting community events in the spring of 2021
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