ACTION PLAN – Compartment 1 - Kirkstall Valley

Theme - Facilities (Amenities)

CODE


ISSUE


ACTION


OUTCOME


KEY ORGANISATION


TIMESCALE


FUNDING


K/F/A1


Mountain bike trail.


Identify degree of demand and potential location for courses; liaise with local groups and Parks and Countryside; if demand is high and provision supported by local groups progress provision; establish  maintenance responsibility; source funding undertake necessary improvements; promotional and interpretive material to highlight and encourage their use.


Increases the range of amenities; appeals to younger visitors; health and fitness benefits; reduces pressure from unofficial courses in greenspaces elsewhere; greater degree of safety.


Parks & Countryside, Area Committee,Local stakeholder groups.


2010-2015.


Area Committee, Lottery funding, Parks & Countryside.


K/F/A2


Motorcycle courses.


Identify degree of demand and potential location for courses; liaise heavily with local groups and Parks and Countryside;  if demand is high and provision supported by local groups progress provision; establish  maintenance responsibility;  source funding; undertake necessary improvements; promotional and interpretive material to highlight and encourage their safe use.


Increases the range of amenities; appeals to younger visitors; reduces pressure from unofficial / unauthorised use in greenspaces elsewhere; greater degree of safety.


Parks  & Countryside, Area Committee, Local stakeholder groups.


2010-2015.


Area Committee, Lottery funding, Parks & Countryside.


K/F/A3


Orienteering Courses.


Identify degree of demand and potential location for courses; liaise with local groups, orienteering groups and Parks & Countryside;  if demand is high and provision supported by local groups progress provision; establish maintenance responsibility; source funding; undertake necessary improvements; promotional and interpretive material to highlight and encourage their safe use.


Increases the range of amenities; appeals to younger visitors; health and fitness benefits.


Parks & Countryside, Area Committee, Local stakeholder  

  groups.


2010-2015.


Area Committee, Lottery funding, Parks & Countryside.


K/F/A4


Children’s adventure playground – Burley Goit.


Identify degree of demand; liaise with local groups and Parks &Countryside; establish maintenance responsibility, install. 


Increases the range of amenities, especially to younger children.


Parks & Countryside, Area Committee, Local stakeholder groups.


2010-2015.


Area Committee, Lottery funding, Parks & Countryside.


K/F/A5


Establish Healthy Walking routes through parks and greenspace, including Armley Park/Gotts Park, Kirkstall Abbey Estate, Bramley Fall.


Identify possible sites and routes;  liaise with local groups, West Leeds Healthy Living Network,West Leeds Walking Group and Parks and Countryside;  establish  maintenance responsibility; source funding; undertake necessary improvements to route and waymarking; promotional and interpretive material to highlight and encourage use.


Increases the range of amenities, benefits health and fitness.


Parks & Countryside, Healthy Living groups, Local Stakeholder groups.


2008 - 2012.


Parks & Countryside, Area Committees, Lottery Funding.


K/F/A6


Circular routes for use by wheelchairs/mobility scooters and less ambient people in key parks including Armley and Gotts Park and Bramley Fall Woods.


Identify potential routes ; liaise with local groups and Parks and Countryside;  source funding; undertake necessary improvements; interpretive material to highlight and encourage their use.


Extends the routes available for wheelchair / mobility scooter users.


Parks & Countryside, Leeds Improvement  

  Project.




Begin 2008.


Section 106, Local Transport Policy (LTP2), Highways, Parks & Countryside, Area Committees.


K/F/A7


Explore the feasibility of setting up a white water canoeing course on the River Aire.


Identify degree of demand and potential location for courses; liaise with local groups, Kirkstall Valley Park the Environment Agency, Natural England and Leeds City Council;  if demand is high and provision supported by local groups progress provision; establish maintenance responsibility; source funding.


Increases the range of amenities; appeals to younger visitors; reduces pressure from unofficial / unauthorised use in greenspaces elsewhere; greater degree of safety.


Local Stakeholder groups.








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