Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) October 2010

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Cranborne Chase and West Wilts… 10 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Environmental Quality Green Infrastructure Green Infrastructure

  • Comment ID: 1483
  • Response Type: Object
The AONB welcomes Policy EQ4, Green Infrastructure. We would, however, recommend a stronger emphasis on landscape character and landscape features rather than simply public open space. Green infrastructure does, of course, provide linkages and an environmental framework for sustaining landscape character and biodiversity as well as providing the areas for public access and recreation.
Somerset County Council Enviro… 03 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Environmental Quality Green Infrastructure Green Infrastructure

  • Comment ID: 1163
  • Response Type: Observation
Paragraph 12.42: Last sentence should refer to horse-riding as well. Paragraph 12.43: In section 12.43 it is incorrect to imply that 'Trees also help to reduce ... noise levels from adjacent developments'. For the density of tree planting likely to arise with new developments it is unlikely that significant noise attenuation will exist. A far more important aspect of planting trees is the ability of them to create masking noise and the level of this will depend on the species and maturity. Po
RSPB South West England Region… 03 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Environmental Quality Green Infrastructure Green Infrastructure

  • Comment ID: 831
  • Response Type: Support
We strongly support this policy especially the reference to new habitats,. We also support the need for greater managed access to recreational opportunities, including, where facilities are suitable, the SL&M.
Environment Agency (Mr M Holm) 03 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Environmental Quality Green Infrastructure Green Infrastructure

  • Comment ID: 945
  • Response Type: Support
Para 12.41 The use green infrastructure can reduce surface water run off and help mitigate effect for climate change. We welcome a strategic approach taken for surface water limitation at town level whenever possible, that should not prevent individual sites from using SuDS.
Woodland Trust 03 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Environmental Quality Green Infrastructure Green Infrastructure

  • Comment ID: 425
  • Response Type: Support
Policy EQ4 Green Infrastructure We are pleased to support the bullet point paragraph Increase the District's tree cover. In a recent letter to all Local Authorities calling for support for the Government's National Tree Planting Campaign, The Environment Minister Caroline Spelman has extolled the many virtues of trees: 'Trees offer so many benefits to our citizens. They capture carbon and hold soils together, prevent flooding and help control our climate. They also add immeasurably to our qua
Environment Agency (Mr M Holm) 03 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Environmental Quality Green Infrastructure Green Infrastructure

  • Comment ID: 946
  • Response Type: Object
We fully support the concept of multifunctional use of Green Infrastrucutre. However we would like the document to highlight the fact that where green corridors are too narrow the potential multifunctional use diminishes dramatically as there are some potential conflicts. (e.g. a lit cycle path would be unacceptable close to a watercourse if it prevented light averse bats using the stream corridor, but might be fine at a distance). Policy EQ4 We would like to see a stronger reference and posit
SSDC Landscape Architect 03 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Environmental Quality Green Infrastructure Green Infrastructure

  • Comment ID: 1261
  • Response Type: Object
Green infrastructure The introduction needs explanation. Where has the concept of 'green infrastructure' come from? What are the national objectives of its identification and development? Para 12.42 Not clear. Is this written in relation to existing communities; new development; district-wide recreational facilities? Clearer definition and focus needed. Para 12.43 The benefit of trees in reinforcing local character and distinctiveness should be noted, e.g; the beech on the Blackdown Hill
Natural England (Dorchester) 02 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Environmental Quality Green Infrastructure Green Infrastructure

  • Comment ID: 1414
  • Response Type: Support
Natural England support this policy. We promote the concept of multi-functional green infrastructure as a way of delivering a range of benefits for the natural environment and for people, including health and recreation, climate change adaptation, sustainable transport and biodiversity. Green infrastructure should be provided as an integral part of all new development alongside other infrastructure such as utilities and transport networks.
Natural England (Dorchester) 02 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Environmental Quality Green Infrastructure Green Infrastructure

  • Comment ID: 1415
  • Response Type: Object
In addition to the bullet points already listed in Policy EQ4, we suggest that the following benefits of green infrastructure are also included: · environmental education; · local food production - in allotments, gardens and through agriculture; and · improved health and wellbeing - lowering stress levels and providing opportunities for exercise Natural England have produced guidance that lays out our position in relation to green infrastructure planning and delivery: http://naturalengland.et
Holton Heritage Trust 02 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Environmental Quality Green Infrastructure Green Infrastructure

  • Comment ID: 2336
  • Response Type: Support
We strongly support the proposed policies which would protect the Historical and Natural Environment ie: Draft Core Strategy EQ4 Green Infrastructure P179. All of the above would impose constraints on developing Option 2.
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