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2 The Green Arc Vision “Bringing the Big Outdoors closer to everyone – by creating, linking and managing extensive and valued landscapes for people and wildlife around London”

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5 The Interface between Urban and Rural: View towards New Addington and Hutchinson’s Bank.

6 1. A BRIDGE TO THE COUNTRY

7 2. A GATEWAY TO THE TOWN

8 3. A HEALTH CENTRE

9 4. A CLASSROOM

10 5. A RECYCLING AND RENEWABLE ENERGY CENTRE

11 6. A PRODUCTIVE LANDSCAPE

12 7. A CULTURAL LEGACY

13 8. A PLACE FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING

14 9. AN ENGINE FOR REGENERATION

15 10. A NATURE RESERVE

16 Green Arc Approach Community engagement Integrated partnerships Cross boundary working Exchange good practice Inform and influence policy

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20 Green Arc Challenges Integrating Access Management of the urban fringe Fly tipping Community awareness of the local environment Adopting a strategic approach

21 Clear up fly tipping and work with residents to help prevent further tipping.

22 Green Arc Successes Community ownership of solutions Funding from a wide range of sources Improvements to access and management of the urban fringe Raising the profile of issues and solutions at the local, regional and European levels

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25 Green Infrastructure A strategic approach to protect and enhance natural assets. A network of multi-functional greenspace. Contributes to high quality natural and built environment.

26 Why is it important? As pressures increase need a more strategic and integrated approach. Connecting social, economic and environmental objectives. Linking plans, strategies and activities across the area.

27 What are the benefits? A multi-functional greenspace: –Community involvement –Access –Health –Education –Landscapes –Biodiversity

28 Green Infrastructure Assets Allotments Green Corridors Woodland Parks and gardens Playing fields Nature reserves Open countryside

29 Steps in Developing the Plan Identify policy requirements Assess existing green space Identify links and opportunities Identify any deficits Identify needs and resources Develop Delivery Plan!

30 David Greenwood Surrey County Council


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