This part of the website outlines our advocacy and awareness-raising work since 2011 through the “A Sustainable Vision for Hoylake Beach” project, as well as what we aim to do over the next six years while measuring project outcomes to 2050.
The next stages of our project will consist of a three-phase programme that will monitor geomorphological and habitat changes as a new dunescape emerges, creating significant net gains in biodiversity while developing community awareness of climate change and environmental stewardship, working towards demonstrating a net-zero carbon footprint for the community before 2050.
Our project will have three main objectives:
- Climate – a more resilient coast where a new dunes system offers a natural response to sea-level rise and flooding and drainage and increased biodiversity
- Community – a more appealing shoreline with new space for recreation and well-being and the new opportunities for the coastal economy
- Connection – a chance to better understand our place in nature through learning and experience with dedicated visitor infrastructure and the potential for future specialist educational research facilities into coastal processes and climate issues
The project phases are:
- New Nature (completion target 2021)
- Visitor Experience (completion 2023)
- Learning Hub (completion 2026)
Hoylake Village Life CIC, January 2020
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Phase one of this three-phase project, to run from 2020-2026 and entitled New Nature, proposes the development of a small, net-zero carbon building on North Parade on the site of the old toilet block as well as new interpretation boards to be positioned along North Parade.
The building will include public toilets, a small food & beverage concessions space, an office space for Cheshire Wildlife Trust, a small display and education area and a beach viewing platform.
We are currently seeking funding for the project.