B&NES Green Space Strategy

Green spaces are important for a wide range of reasons: they provide space for leisure and for exercise; places for relaxation and play; a crucial backdrop to our beautiful and historical landscape and some important habitats for wildlife. Green spaces also come in a wide range of shapes and sizes: from parks and gardens to play areas and playing pitches; allotments and churchyards, footpaths and towpaths; and woodlands and nature reserves. Not all of the green spaces that you use will be managed by the council but it’s important for healthy and sustainable communities that we all have good access to them.

We also need to plan for the future too. New communities will need new green spaces and it’s crucial that we protect what’s important now and ensure that new developments have green spaces designed into them.

In 2016, B&NES adopted a new Green Space Strategy for 2015-2029 which sets out standards for quantity, quality and access to green spaces; a set of policies to inform development; and a series of area profiles, and action plans, for each of the five community forum areas that cover the district. This strategy complements other related policies such as the Green Infrastructure Strategy and B&NES Placemaking Plan.

The details of the strategy can be found in the attached pdf documents below, but for more information, please contact:

Paul Pearce
Telephone: 01225 396879

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