Question 25: Should the District Council seek to dispose of open space assets to communities to reduce the Authorities responsibilities for maintenance?

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Comment

Open Spaces Strategy First Stage Issues Consultation

Representation ID: 292

Received: 31/03/2015

Respondent: BURTON OVERY Parish Council

Representation Summary:

No it should be the District Council's responsibility.

Full text:

No it should be the District Council's responsibility.

Comment

Open Spaces Strategy First Stage Issues Consultation

Representation ID: 345

Received: 10/04/2015

Respondent: Woodland Trust

Representation Summary:

In the case of areas of grass, rather than disposing of them if they are not needed for sport or recreational purposes, the Council could look to convert them to another open space use, such as woodland. We illustrated in our answer to an earlier question that conversion of short mown grass to woodland could reduce the Council's maintenance costs significantly, whilst also providing a range of other environmental and social benefits (refer to Woodland Trust's Trees or Turf report).

Full text:

In the case of areas of grass, rather than disposing of them if they are not needed for sport or recreational purposes, the Council could look to convert them to another open space use, such as woodland. We illustrated in our answer to an earlier question that conversion of short mown grass to woodland could reduce the Council's maintenance costs significantly, whilst also providing a range of other environmental and social benefits (refer to Woodland Trust's Trees or Turf report).

Comment

Open Spaces Strategy First Stage Issues Consultation

Representation ID: 374

Received: 12/04/2015

Respondent: LUBENHAM Parish Council

Representation Summary:

Communities should be consulted through the Parish Council on the best approach for each open space

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Communities should be consulted through the Parish Council on the best approach for each open space