An environment project set to benefit Salisbury will appear at the UN climate change conference in Glasgow later this week.

As delegates from around the world meet for COP26, Wiltshire Council has announced two of its project will be featured at the event.

One of these is Salisbury River Park, covering the areas from the Fisherton Recreation Ground and Ashley Road Open Space towards Queen Elizabeth Gardens.

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Developed by the council and the Environment Agency, and supported by the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) and Salisbury City Council, the scheme will create flooding infrastructure to protect more than 350 homes and businesses within the city centre.

It will also look at improving walking and cycling routes and planting 500 new trees.

The second  project to feature at the conference is the council’s Community Environmental Toolkit, produced in conjunction with Natural England, to allow local groups to improve habitats and the environment in their area.

Both projects will be showcased on the Local Government Association (LGA) stand at the event.

Cllr Nick Botterill, Cabinet Member for Climate Change, said: “We are serious about tackling climate change and biodiversity loss in Wiltshire, and it’s great that two of our environmental projects are going to be featured on the global stage at COP26.

“These projects help to show to the world what a difference we’re making in Wiltshire, while the event itself is an opportunity to remind us all of our duty to protect the natural environment and reduce carbon emissions.”

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