A SCHEME to create a green route along the Leeds Road area of Huddersfield has been given a £50,000 cash injection.
Kirklees Council has received the cash from SITA Trust for the Kilner Bank heathland trail which will be used by people walking to the Galpharm Stadium and by local children to walk to school.
Jools Granville, from SITA Trust, which provides funding for environmental groups, said: “These grants are available for projects that enhance communities, enrich nature and engage people.
“We are delighted to support this community designed project that will make this very special wildlife site more accessible to the people of Huddersfield.
“We are also very pleased to see that local contractors will be working on the project.”
Clr Peter McBride, Kirklees Cabinet member for regeneration, said: “The whole of the Leeds Road corridor area has received a boost with the improvements already made with the new leisure facilities.
“This further project on Kilner Bank will make it even more attractive and help to encourage investment in Kirklees by adding to the reasons for businesses to want to locate to the general area.”
The funding, which has been matched by money from Kirklees Council’s Regeneration Capital Plan, will help to improve access to this unique area of lowland heathland.The Kilner Bank site is owned by the Diocese of Wakefield and has been leased to Kirklees Council for community use.
Local contractors Simon Calvert – based on Vine Street off Leeds Road near Bradley Mills – will be delivering the new project which is due to be completed towards the end of September.