Hart District Council has been shortlisted to bid under the Heritage Lottery Funded Future Parks Accelerator.
The bid seeks to access a £1million fund to deliver green corridors connecting urban settlements and new green spaces for the public to enjoy. Out of the 90 bids that were initially received Hart is now one of 11 to go through to the next stage.
The ambitious project will focus on enhancing the Council’s leisure provision creating increased footfall and provide a much improved level of access to nature and heritage both for residents of Hart, but of surrounding districts. This project will also provide biodiversity corridors for nature to thrive.
Cllr David Neighbour, Leader of Hart District Council, said: “Our ambition is to deliver a vibrant and active community, connected through a green network and linked in to exceptional quality green spaces. We believe this could lead to a real step change in how people engage with parks and maximise public benefit. We’re shaping our future vision as a Council and this project is one of a host that will help us deliver our vision.”
The Council will spend the next eight weeks working with the National Trust and Heritage Lottery to shape their final bid. A decision on the successful bidders will be announced in the New Year.
For more information about the work of the Hart District Council Countryside Team please visit www.hart.gov.uk/countryside-nature