Case study
Port Sunlight River Park, New West England

As a Landfill site

- Long term liability for BIFFA Waste - basic management
- Deprived area, fractured communities, no / low demand for houses (before the park)
- A barrier between neighbourhoods and restricting access to the waterfront

As a well managed park

- 28 hectare site - fantastic views across to Liverpool
- Significant reputational benefits for BIFFA - won many accolades

The benefits

- Managed daily by local charity Autism Together
- Created a market for other local development

- Transformed lives, a focal point for the area
- Now a community asset!
- Over 30,000 visitors annually

Case kindly provided by ERM, the Land Trust
Land Stewardship Case Study 6