Open Spaces Strategy First Stage Issues Consultation

Ended on the 13th April 2015
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Chapter 7 Aims

7.1 Intended outcomes

  • To establish whether the Open Space Strategy should list a series of aims to support HDC priorities and Leicestershire Together outcomes.
  • To establish what those aims should be
  • To establish how the Aims should be captured in the Open Spaces Strategy

Approach

7.2 To easily demonstrate that the Open Spaces Strategy is supporting Corporate Priorities and Leicestershire Together outcomes it is considered a series of AIMS or Visions should be developed. This is a change from the 2011 strategy, as this listed the open space typologies with a vision and objectives, from which were derived policies and proposals.

7.3 The Leicestershire Together outcomes which are supported by open space provision are shown in 7.5 below and in 12.4.

7.4 By establishing and using the AIMS throughout the strategy it is considered that users will be able to see the immediate link with the priorities of the Council and wider County priorities. Additionally, by splitting out the typologies of open space within the AIMS of the strategy, it can be determined how each typology of open space supports the AIMS.

7.5 The Aims, shown in Table 5, could be :

7.6 Table 5

Aim Icon Aim HDC Priority Supported
Aim 1

Aim 1. To provide and maintain appropriate and good quality open space that is open to all and protected for future generations

  • Working with Communities to develop places in which to live and be happy.
  • Support the vulnerable in the communities where they live
Aim 2

Aim 2. Conservation and habitat is enhanced and protected

  • Working with Communities to develop places in which to live and be happy.
Aim 3

Aim 3. To ensure open spaces are safe and litter free

  • Working with Communities to develop places in which to live and be happy.
  • Support the vulnerable in the communities where they live
Aim 4

Aim 4. Voluntary groups are supported to use and manage open spaces

  • Working with Communities to develop places in which to live and be happy.
  • Support the vulnerable in the communities where they live
Aim 5

Aim 5. Deliver value for money services when managing open space

  • Provide public services which are effective and at deliver value for money.
Aim 6

Aim 6. Open Space supports business and income is maximised

  • Encourage a vibrant and sustainable business community intent on prosperity, employment and learning opportunities.
Aim 7

Aim 7. Ensure that open spaces support health and wellbeing of local people

  • Working with Communities to develop places in which to live and be happy.
  • Support the vulnerable in the communities where they live

7.7 It is proposed that simple icons are used throughout the Policies and Proposals of the Open Spaces Strategy to indicate which HDC Corporate are supported. This will ensure the Open Spaces Strategy is relevant and delivering a ‘joined up’ approach to open space planning and delivery. The views of consultees are sought on this approach to structuring the Open Spaces Strategy.

(4) Question: Do you agree with the approach of developing a series of aims for the Open Spaces Strategy?

(7) Question: Do you have comment to make on the draft aims as detailed in Table 5?

(2) Question: Do you agree that a series of simple icons should be used to identify the aims and how they are supported by policy?

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