|Date||Wednesday, January 18, 2012|
|Topic||Governance Historic Environment Biodiversity & Natural Environment Civic Participation Planning, Land & Flood Defence Renaissance & Quality of Place Energy, Waste & Natural Resources Sustainable Development Environment Governance & Civic Participation Infrastructure Quality of Life|
Public and private woodlands provide many benefits to citizens, visitors and businesses as well as being a vital component of our natural environment or “green infrastructure”.
Protecting and enhancing the district’s woodlands against the background of climate change and the pressures of population growth within the context of a complex policy and regulatory framework is a challenge for all woodland owners and managers.
The Council is in a unique position as the single largest woodland owner and planning authority to shape the quantity and quality of the district’s woodland over the next 50 years. The Council will be able to lead improvement in two ways: firstly, through the standards it sets for the management and maintenance of public woodlands and, secondly, through the development of co-production models between the Council, local communities, private land owners and businesses who share an interest in trees, woodlands and their produce.
The strategy will inform and orientate how the Council manages its trees and woodlands to
support its strategic objectives. It will:
The consultation period will run until 31st January 2012. There are a number of ways to
participate and respond:
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