Broxtowe Borough has high quality green space, rich wildlife and good access to the open countryside which all make a significant contribution to our quality of life. Local residents are being urged to have their say on how this environment can be protected and enhanced in the future.
The questionnaire is available on Broxtowe Borough Council’s website at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/greenconsultation and gives local residents an opportunity to give their thoughts on the Council’s Green Infrastructure Strategy, which has been produced in conjunction with Groundwork Greater Nottingham to help direct conservation and enhancement of green space in the Borough.
The strategy is all about wildlife and access corridors and networks. The Council are looking for comments on whether we have identified all significant corridors and further comment on any gaps or opportunities which could improve wildlife habitats and access for people.
Green Infrastructure is a network of living multi-functional natural and semi natural features such as green spaces, rivers and lakes that link and connect villages, towns and cities. The strategy has been designed to help the Council:
- Formally identify important environmental assets
- Establish environmental networks and corridors
- Identify gaps in the networks and provision of green infrastructure
- Identify where improvements could be made The strategy will also help inform future Planning Policy.
The consultation is open until Tuesday 30th June.
Hard copies of the strategy and plans will be available to view at the Council Offices on Foster Avenue, Beeston and at Eastwood Cash Office on Nottingham Road throughout the consultation period.
Council Officers will also be on hand to answer questions at two displays on the following dates:
- Tuesday 9th June, 10.00am until 7.00pm at Attenborough Nature Centre
- Thursday 11th June, 10.00am until 7.00pm at the D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre, Mansfield Road, Eastwood on the 11th June and Attenborough Nature Centre on the 9th June.