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London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

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… 2021/22 Traffic and Engineering 64. Pilot reallocation of kerbside on street car parking to alternative uses, such as cycle parking and storage; parklets and trees. Pilot project complete Medium Low Improved Air Quality Improved Biodiversity and Green Spaces Q4 2021/22 Traffic and Engineering 65. Increasing and improving electric vehicle infrastructure Build on EV…

… and Heritage trees through link to great London trees and include in educational material and walks. Materials published Existing Offset Improved Biodiversity and Green Spaces Q3 2021/22 Contracts and Leisure Our parks 154. Improving parks Further encourage use of and promote benefits of parks and open spaces Activity and engagement programme and campaigns Existing Enabling Improved…

… Biodiversity and Green Spaces Ongoing Contracts and Leisure 155. Identify improvements to parks facilities in partnership and consultation with Friends Groups and borough residents Parks Improvement Plan Existing Enabling Improved Biodiversity and Green Spaces Ongoing Contracts and Leisure 156. Improving environmental practices in parks operations Continue to trial non-chemical weed…

London Borough of Bromley

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… with residents and local businesses to waste less and recycle more, providing a high quality waste service that is financially and environmentally sustainable. Priority 3 Enhance Bromley’s Parks and Green Spaces We need to conserve and enhance Bromley’s parks and green spaces through the Fully Managed Parks Service in order to support biodiversity, enhance our air quality and improve the health…

… and Waste Disposal Contract Manager) Priority 3 Enhance Bromley’s Parks & Green Spaces Our Ambitions: Strategic links: The priority aligns to the following Building a Better Bromley ambitions: ● For children to grow up, thrive and have the best life chances in families who flourish and are happy to call Bromley home. ● For adults and older people to enjoy fulfilled and successful…

… awareness of parks and the benefits they offer Raise public awareness about Parks, Greenspace & Countryside (PGC) through promotional activities and the newly updated https://www.bromleyparks.co.uk/ website. Implement the Events & Activities Strategy (2020-25) to promote and support public use of parks and green spaces for community events and activities. Improve Bromley’s…

London Borough of Wandsworth

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…. Develop parks environmental and sustainability action plan Work with parks provider to develop an environmental and sustainability action plan Action Plan developed Existing Enabling Improved Biodiversity and Green Spaces Q4 2021/22 Contracts and Leisure 23. Develop sustainable planting programme Scheme to replace existing bedding with a planting scheme that includes wildflower…

… and Engineering 69. Pilot reallocation of kerbside on street car parking to alternative uses, such as cycle parking and storage; parklets and trees. Pilot project identified Medium Low Improved Biodiversity and Green Spaces Q4 2021/22 Traffic and Engineering / Assistant Chief Executive 70. Promoting sustainable transport for schools Develop borough-wide School Streets programme, aiming…

… on the 1000 new homes programme. Existing High Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Q3 2026/27 Housing Services Urban Greening and Open Spaces 109. Improve the quality of our green spaces Maintain the number of Green Flag awards for Wandsworth parks Maintain 5 Green Flag awards. Existing Offset Improved Biodiversity and Green Spaces Q3 2021/22 Enable / Contracts and Leisure…

Southampton City Council

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… economy. It is a regional hub for transport, business, commerce, leisure and retail as well as being home to a major international cargo and passenger port. The City is predominantly urban in character, with built up areas and influence extending beyond its administrative boundary. However, Southampton is also a city with a large amount of green space, with 49 parks and 1,140 hectares of open…

space, including the Common which host over 17 million visitors a year. It also neighbours the New Forest National Park, Southampton Water, the Solent and the range of protected environments within them. It is important to ensure that the City continues to support economic growth, bringing continued opportunities to its residents, but also that this growth enables Southampton to be a green

…. • Introduce appropriate policies in the Local Plan Review and any Supplementary Planning Documents where required. • In partnership with relevant authorities develop and obtain funding for city flood alleviation and coastal erosion scheme. Southampton City Council Green City Plan 17 Our Parks and Green Spaces In 2019, two of our parks (St James’ Park in Shirley and Riverside Park in Bitterne…

Watford Borough Council

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…. In the borough Watford’s green spaces have been granted more Green Flag awards than any other district in Hertfordshire for the fourth year running. We are currently working to become a Sustainable Travel Town and our aspirations are in full swing with our new cycle hubs and bike share scheme, improved cycling routes and on demand buses which come into action from March 2020. https…

… winning urban green spaces that promote biodiversity and reduced carbon emissions, but we need to do more – this declaration will accelerate and broaden our range of activities so we can achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 – key for our community and our planet.” Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor. The council has a long history of committing to climate change initiatives and delivering projects…

… dedicated taxi rank and offering new permanent disabled parking bays. Part of the work was also aimed at encouraging pedestrian use by making the spaces more attractive and clutter free. Clarendon Road Improvements: In February 2017 Project Centre was commissioned to undertake a Traffic Study in along Clarendon Road between the A411 and the High Street, and High Street between Clarendon Road…

Broxtowe Borough Council

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… to zero and start implementing them. ■ Invest in our parks and open spaces. ■ Increase recycling and composting. Executive Summary 6 Broxtowe Borough Council Climate Change and Green Futures Programme The strategic vision for the Climate Change Strategy is to: Act now! to reduce the Council’s carbon footprint to net zero by 2027 and influence, encourage and assist households…

…. ■ Invest in our parks and open spaces. ■ Increase recycling and composting. STRAND 01 Climate Change Strategy STRAND 01 13 Broxtowe Borough Council Climate Change and Green Futures Programme The strategic vision for the Climate Change Strategy is to: Act now! to reduce the Council’s carbon footprint to net zero by 2027 and influence, encourage and assist households, businesses…

… along w ith introduction of pocket orchards CLIM ATE CHANG E EM ERG ENCY declared 17 th July 2019 100,000 planted by end of 2014/15 2018 the concept of using annual m eadow seeds w as extended to parks and green spaces SOLD SOLD C avendish Lodge 2050 UK Net Zero Target 2027 Broxtow e Net Zero Target 17 Broxtowe Borough Council Climate Change and Green Futures Programme…

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

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… to green space for ecological gain. 2023 T4.10 Review local planning guidance in line with the new London Plan and its policy for parking availability in new developments. 2022 Air quality Health T4.11 Investigate the potential for electric autonomous vehicles on H&F’s roads to reduce vehicle ownership, improve efficiency and better utilise road space. 2026 T4.12 Develop…

… and the Big Garden Birdwatch. Ongoing Education; Resident involvement ECO2.17 Develop and support volunteer and gardening groups. - Encourage residents to look after their local green spaces during dry weather. - Train local young people to become knowledgeable park rangers with a good understanding of biodiversity and invested in the local area. 2022 Education; Resident involvement…

… ECO3.5 Review H&F’s Streetsmart guide to integrate green infrastructure throughout, and deliver the biodiversity and climate aims of the Climate and Ecology Strategy. 2022 - ECO3.6 Reduce hard surfacing and artificial grass in Parks spaces, except for use to replace existing asphalt, games areas, cricket wickets, and children’s playgrounds. 2026 - 15 Adaptation…

London Borough of Sutton

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…. Green spaces are important for the borough’s natural environment and quality of life. They support wildlife habitats and biodiversity, provide places for leisure and recreation and promote health and wellbeing. 90% of residents use the borough’s parks and open spaces.9 High biodiversity means a variety of plants and animal species. The benefits to maintaining high levels of native flora…

… of small green spaces and we need to improve the links between them. ‘Green corridors’ support nature and offer cool continuous corridors for walking and cycling during heat waves. Not everyone in the borough has a local park or green space nearby they can use. 15% of the borough is an area of nature conservation deficiency.12 We will prioritise these places. This is our contribution to helping…

… London become a National Park City.13 Space to create large new parks, nature reserves and green open spaces is limited, so we need new green spaces to be created in the form of living walls or biodiverse roofs, or through creative approaches like improving road verges for biodiversity, pocket parks, community tree planting and food growing spaces. We need to build new homes in Sutton, so…

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

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… of existing habitats leading to an overall increase in biodiversity. Examples of places within the built environment that could be enhanced include parks, gardens, street trees, dry-stone walls, roadside verges, roundabouts, hospital grounds, school grounds, churchyards, trails and public open spaces. This ‘Urban Green Infrastructure’ can be strategically managed and improved for the benefit of all…

… boost for bee species before winter. Green urban Green urban areas are defined here as parks and sports fields within the County Borough. MTCBC has a range of parks. There are five Borough parks (Cyfarthfa, Thomastown, Troedyrhiw, Treharris and Trelewis); these include playgrounds, bowling greens, tennis courts and playing fields. There are six Community Parks (St Tydfil’s Park, Thomastown…

… identified 139 open space sites across the County Borough (= 573.8 hectares). See Table 4 for a summary of the types of open spaces present. Table 4 – Summary of the types of open spaces present within MTCB. Types of open space Area (hectares) Allotments 6.84 Amenity Greenspace 14.65 Natural/Semi Natural Greenspace 300.9 Public Parks and Gardens 109.62 Civic Space 1.78 Children and Young…

Broxbourne Borough Council

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… to the east. It has an area of approximately 5,200 Ha with 291 Ha of open space and parks owned by the Council. Broxbourne’s Green Belt is 2,832 Ha. The area includes the internationally designated Broxbourne-Hoddesdon Woods complex, a Special Area for Conservation, and the Lee Valley Special Protection Area (SPA) which is on the eastern boundary of the Borough. The Lee Valley SPA has been…

…, on-site recycling facilities, cycle storage, cool roofs and pavements, permeable road surfaces etc Existing 5.2 Continue environmental stewardship programme in Cheshunt Park. Green Spaces Manager a) Continued grazing by a traditional breed of Longhorn cattle b) Continued grassland management and hedge restoration Existing 5.3 Continue land management to support bees…

… and other pollinators. Green Spaces Manager a) Increased habitats for bees and other pollinators b) Increase plantings to attract pollinators c) Minimise use of pesticides, avoiding neonicotinoids completely. d) Beehives introduced to at least one park or open space. Beehives may require funding 5.4 Provide information to residents about local flora and fauna to encourage them…

Broxbourne Borough Council

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… concepts in new developments e.g. solar panels, electric car charging points, on-site recycling facilities, cycle storage, cool roofs and pavements, permeable road surfaces etc. Existing Net biodiversity enhancements are sought from all major developments. 5.2 Continue environmental stewardship programme in Cheshunt Park. Green Spaces Manager a) Continued grazing…

… phase to take place over Winter 21/22. c) No neonicotinoids applied. d) Beehives at Cedars Park and a number of allotment plots around the Borough. e) Not yet started. 5.4 Provide information to residents about local flora and fauna to encourage them to support protection of local biodiversity. Green Spaces Manager, Communications Manager, Community Development…

… in the Borough. Existing Will use Queen’s Green Canopy initiative to make contact with schools and other landowners. 16 6.4 Add colour to town centres, parks and roundabouts by planting more flowers and flowering shrubs. Green Spaces Manager Develop planting programme to improve visual evidence of flowers and flowering shrubs from spring 2022 onwards…

Woking Borough Council

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…/parking/season http://www.pdffactory.com 9 Theme 4: The great outdoors This theme promotes and celebrates our diverse countryside and urban environments. Nowhere in the urban area of the Borough is more than a mile from open countryside. In fact, the Borough comprises 1,600 hectares of diverse green spaces including parks, common land, green corridors, play…

… facilities and more. This provides us with a great opportunity to enjoy and benefit from the use of the Borough’s green spaces for sport, recreation and social interaction and the benefits this can bring to health and well-being. We also want to enhance accessibility to our natural habitats and wildlife while recognising the need to ensure biodiversity security and protection so that future…

… generations can benefit. There are a range of opportunities and challenges to consider with regards to the urban and countryside environment. We want to balance these and ensure that the Borough copes with existing and future demands for green space and outdoor recreational facilities, the need to protect and secure our local wildlife and biodiversity, and the need to respond to issues…

Broxbourne Borough Council

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… biodiversity enhancements are sought from all major developments. 5.2 Continue environmental stewardship programme in Cheshunt Park. Green Spaces Manager a) Continued grazing by a traditional breed of Longhorn cattle b) Continued grassland management and hedge restoration Existing Extension to 2022 confirmed. 5.3 Continue land management to support bees and other…

… pollinators. Green Spaces Manager a) Increased habitats for bees and other pollinators b) Increase plantings to attract pollinators c) Minimise use of pesticides, avoiding neonicotinoids completely. d) Beehives introduced to at least one park or open space. Beehives may require funding a) to be updated. b) First phase of planting undertaken at Cedars Park. c…

…) No neonicotinoids applied. d) Beehives at Cedars Park and a number of allotment plots around the Borough. P age 15 12 5.4 Provide information to residents about local flora and fauna to encourage them to support protection of local biodiversity. Green Spaces Manager, Communications Manager, Community Development Manager, Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust…

Glasgow City Council

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…, around 14.5 ha, equivalent to 21 full size football pitches. This will build on the work of: • The Local Biodiversity Action Plan; • Open Space Strategy; • The City Development Plan. The city will continue to work with its partners within Glasgow Clyde Valley Green Network (GCVGN), GAT, and the Sustainable Glasgow partnership. We will invest in strategic (coordinated) tree planting…

… pollution. This work will be supported by the Sustainable Glasgow Partnership through its Green Infrastructure and Transport Hub, which brings together key stakeholders to develop and design solutions in this area. 4 - Improving Infrastructure for walking, cycling and remote working: The city council has undertaken substantial work on the Spaces for People programme during the Covid-19…

… Emergency, ensuring that strategic decision-making helps to tackle inequality by following Fairer Scotland Duty’s guidance for public bodies. Annual iterative review of the Climate Plan Significant progress in implementing the Glasgow and Clyde Valley Green Network’s Blueprint to create green & biodiversity corridors in the city by improving open space provision and increasing tree cover…

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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… of the car pool scheme and development of a green staff travel plan. Theme 5: Nature 4.22 Green infrastructure has been firmly in the spotlight during Covid-19. With restrictions on daily exercise, the destination of choice for many families became their local green space leading to countless images of overcrowded urban parks. It is widely known that greenery in urban spaces helps improve…

… Charter, Green CSR Programmes, ACT Initiative, and WASSUP 2022 Litter Challenge. Communities Place & Environment Clean & Green MEDIUM d) Increase the amount of waste composted from council and school premises. Waste from parks / green spaces is composted/ biomass and sold for power generation. Internal Focus Place & Environment Clean & Green MEDIUM 3.2 Work towards the Council…

… LONG 10 THEME 5. NATURE 5.1 Enhancing the borough’s parks and green spaces to increase meadow, wetland, and green areas in Walsall. a) Implementation of the Black Country Blue Network 2 ERDF Programme from September 2020 to March 2023- 16.85 hectares of woodland management, wildflower meadows, linear habitat features, hedge planting, pond desilting and enhancement, bulb planting…

Leicester City Council

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…, updated April 2021 Page 11 of 36 No. Action Outcomes Expected Timescale Responsibility Progress and Achievements provided to staff and guide being applied. 3.05 Public Transport - Park and Ride New Park and Ride site at Beaumont Leys. 350 spaces. 30,000 passengers pa. 118,000 car kms saved pa. 2019/20 - 2023/24 (*3; *4) Transport Strategy 2020/21: Scheme being designed as part…

…, green space and development No. Action Outcomes Expected Timescale Responsibility Progress and Achievements 6.01 Local Plan Completion of the Local Plan consultation process and adoption of Leicester's new Local Plan. This process will involve: - a public consultation on the draft Local Plan and any major changes/revisions to this draft - submission of the draft Local Plan to the Secretary…

… at Local Plan Examination and appropriate site allocations included in the new Local Plan. When the sites are later developed (subject to planning permission), development addresses climate change and other sustainability requirements of the Local Plan, and includes appropriate new tree planting, green space creation and biodiversity protection and enhancement (either on or off- site). 2020…

Birmingham City Council

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… - Priority Actions – The Natural Environment 65 14.1 What have we done to date? 65 14.2.1 Future Parks Accelerator 65 14.1.3 Cole Valley Route 66 14.2 What are the next steps? 67 14.2.1 Future Parks Accelerator 68 14.2.2 Canopy cover 68 14.2.3 Rehabilitation of existing green space. 68 14.2.4 WM National Park Concept 69 14.2.5 Exploration of Heat Extraction from Parks 69 14.2.6 Biochar Project 69 14.3 What…

… the Future Parks Accelerator project (chapter 14) there are discussions around the formation of consultation/stakeholder type groups. The formation of an independent “Parks Foundation” is also underway as a charitable organisation either as a main fundraising partner or commissioning type body) that would oversee and scrutinise the management of Parks and green spaces. This approach can provide lessons…

… Production of an Urban forest masterplan 2021 Natural environment Begin targeting the wards with the lowest % canopy cover 2022 Natural environment Work collaboratively with WMCA on the WM National Park concept Ongoing Natural environment Deliver the Ward End and Cole Valley Green Skills Hub project. December 2023 Chapter 2 - Introduction and Policy Context…

Aberdeen City Council

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… greenspaces such as parks and gardens. Planting trees and vegetation for shade and shelter. Space for water to ebb and flow through deculverting, wetlands and flood alleviation areas. Action 3.1 Support measures to implement the North East Flood Risk Management Plan and identify city opportunities for natural flood management. Action 3.2 Expand the use of blue- green

… Wetland project and green roofs on city buildings. From the North East Flood Risk Management Plan to the integration of adaptation into city planning policy, as well as Local Transport, Open Space and Nature Conservation Strategies. By learning from these measures, Aberdeen is well placed to develop the adaptation solutions that can make sure local people, places and businesses are climate ready…

…. • Considering whole life costs. • Integrating green infrastructure (Goal 4) Provide information on: • Ways to incorporate adaptation into new development and building upgrades. • The benefits of green space and permeable surfaces around buildings, to absorb rainfall and reduce flood risk. • The simple measures that can be taken, from property protection to responsive maintenance…

West Midlands Combined Authority

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… time outdoors in green space. Active travel. Breathing cleaner air. Living in a comfortable home. A steady income. Investments into tackling climate change will put these opportunities front and centre. 4. Take a ‘circular’ approach: circular economies ‘design out’ waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use, and regenerate natural systems. This encompasses the reduction, re-use…

…, and recycling of waste, as well our commitment to biodiversity net gain and the quality and quantity of our green spaces, canals, rivers, and lakes . There are also economic opportunities – through the bieconomy, for example – that could be explored in how we work with our waste streams. 5. Invest in comfortable homes and buildings: whether a home, commercial unit or community building is old or new…

… to merge resources from education, adult skills, social security, and industry to create focused support for people working in ‘at risk’ industries, as well as for people who would like to return to the labour market. • Pride in green jobs campaign: develop a campaign where the stories of people who do work that contributes to meeting the climate challenge are given space to tell their stories…

Monmouthshire County Council

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… food Food Development Officer Initial meeting to discuss shared gardens scheme. Town Council Survey undertaken to gauge interest. This will now be taken forward through Our Monmouthshire. Town Council will offer information to the new growers forum. Redefining Green Spaces – consultant in place for pilot project to look at options for redefining under-used areas such a park (Pilot…

…. As planned MANAGING GREEN SPACES – To reduce energy use, to absorb carbon and be resilient Use our county farms as exemplars for sustainable agriculture. Estates Development Manager The Estates Development Team continue to assess the different opportunities for diversification of the agricultural portfolio. Areas of farm land have been promoted in Stage 1 of the LDP for this purpose…

… Guidance (SPG) to support low carbon technologies and manage green spaces appropriately. A working group is yet to be established due to other work pressures but it is still intended to do this, drawing on expertise from within the Community Climate Champions network. Some progress https://teams.microsoft.com/l/file/E2E17091-0EB9-455A-8DBA-D9E308A88FD7?tenantId=2c4d0079-c52c-4bb3…

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