The Council wishes to find out from local people, community groups and other agencies whether they agree with the broad principles and recommendations outlined in the draft strategy and also to find out if there are any other issues that should be addressed.
The responses from consultees will be used to confirm, or otherwise, that local people, community groups and environmental agencies agree with the direction of the strategy and the principles and recommendations outlined. From these responses a final draft will be produced.
The Green Space Strategy vision is:
By 2026 there will be a well planned and managed network of integrated, accessible and diverse green spaces within Warwick district: creating a sustainable environment for the benefit of people, wildlife and our natural heritage.
The strategy considers six different types of green space – amenity green space, cemeteries and churchyards, children’s/youth areas, green corridors, parks and gardens and semi-natural areas.
It has been developed following extensive research and public consultation. It is split into five sections, lists seven key principles and twenty five recommendations:
Section 1 - explains the purpose of the strategy, its links to the Local Development Framework, the value of green space, the scope of the strategy and how it was developed.
Section 2 - sets out the strategic context for green space and examines and identifies national, regional and local policies and initiatives, links to local planning policy and links to other relevant strategies.
Section 3 - sets out the vision for green space and the outcomes
Section 4 - outlines the Parks and Open Space Audit, including the various consultations undertaken.
Section 5 - details the seven key principles to guide the future provision, management and maintenance of green space.
How to access the Draft Green Space Strategy
Paper copies of the document are available to view at the Council Offices, Town Hall and Leamington Spa Library; All local Warwickshire Direct offices: Whitnash, Warwick, Kenilworth and Lillington, and the Brunswick Healthy Living Centre.
Making comments on the Draft Green Space Strategy
The Council is seeking the views of local residents, organisations and stakeholders on the Draft Green Space Strategy and comments can be made as follows:
By email: GreenSpace@warwickdc.gov.uk
By telephone: 01926 412464
Green Space Team
Warwick District Council
Royal Leamington Spa
The deadline for comments is 27 July 2012.