Question 16: Do you consider that a differential approach should be taken to settlements?

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Comment

Open Spaces Strategy First Stage Issues Consultation

Representation ID: 223

Received: 10/03/2015

Respondent: The Environment Agency

Representation Summary:

Yes

Full text:

Yes

Comment

Open Spaces Strategy First Stage Issues Consultation

Representation ID: 339

Received: 09/04/2015

Respondent: Woodland Trust

Representation Summary:

Have common standards but with some flexibility to allow for "ground truthing" when looking at the circumstances in each locality

Full text:

We would favour having the same standards of accessibility but having some flexibility in them to enable particular local circumstances of different settlements to be taken into account.

For example, our Access to Woodland Standard is phrased as an aspiration and we would not expect it be fully met, for example, in a densely populated established urban area where there may be little space for creation of woodland. But street trees may be even more important in such areas to compensate for the lack of woodland.

However, in a newly created settlement, there should be an opportunity to design in natural greenspace including woodland from the outset, so it should be possible for whatever standard is adopted to be broadly applicable in these circumstances.

Comment

Open Spaces Strategy First Stage Issues Consultation

Representation ID: 366

Received: 12/04/2015

Respondent: LUBENHAM Parish Council

Representation Summary:

Yes

Full text:

Yes