Improved access on the way to Estover green space

A programme of environmental improvement work is due to start in the North of the city next month.

The works at Miller Way, Estover costing £3,000, have been funded by the Big Green Space Challenge Grant from South Hams Council.

The funding has been secured through Section 106 from the Langage Power Station in partnership with the Friends of Miller Way.

The work, which gets underway on Monday 5 October will take around two weeks to complete and involves the creation of a new path and bridge across a stream to improve an existing pedestrian link that is steep, muddy and difficult to use currently.

Councillor Brian Vincent Cabinet Member for Planning said “This is the second piece of work for the Friends of Miller Way that on completion will deliver a network of safer routes for local residents to use and enjoy the open spaces in Estover”.

The Big Greenspace Challenge is jointly run by South Hams District Council and Plymouth City Council to enhance parks and other greenspaces in the area. The scheme is supported by the Langage Landscape Fund from the development of the Langage Energy Centre at Plympton by Centrica.

The aim of the Langage Landscape Fund provided by Centrica is to carry out planting and landscaping works to reduce the landscape and visual impact of the Langage Energy Centre, to address climate change and benefit communities in areas affected by the development.

Roy Bailey, Generation Manager of the Centrica Langage Energy Centre said “It really is fantastic for us at Langage Energy Centre to be able to support great community focussed projects like these, seeing the benefits that these projects bring make Centrica and the power station team feel very proud”.

The work will be carried out by Earthwright’s, a specialist environmental contractor based in Cornwall who have a track record of successful turning community aspirations in to schemes on the ground.