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Question 31: Do you have any comments about Open Spaces Sport and Recreation Contributions

Representation ID: 753

Received: 30/09/2015

Respondent: Woodland Trust

Representation Summary:

Welcome inclusion of woodland in the types of open space for which contributions may be sought

Full text:

We are pleased to see that urban and rural woodland included in the types of open space for which developer contributions might be sought. Woodland has been shown to provide a wide range of social, economic and environmental benefits for people and we believe that everyone should have some trees or woodland near to their home.

Where possible we would like to see this provisions being either on site or as near to the development as possible. You could also extend the definition to include individual trees in streets, on verges or on areas of greenspace, as they can also be valuable, particularly in urban areas where space is constrained.

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