Presentation on theme: "SALISBURY AREA GREENSPACE PARTNERSHIP S P R E A D I N G THE WORD Nov 2013."— Presentation transcript:
SALISBURY AREA GREENSPACE PARTNERSHIP S P R E A D I N G THE WORD Nov 2013
Links to background information Salisbury Greenspace Partnership https://salisburygreenspace.wordpress.com / Wiltshire Council’s Green Infrastructure Strategy National Ecosystem Assessment Government White Paper ‘The Natural Choice: securing the value of nature’ June Defra’s Natural Capital Committee / Local Nature Partnerships & Local Enterprise Partnerships A recent report from the Government think-tank Policy Exchange about importance of greenspace mapping space
The Vision for the Partnership Working together: To create a better environment for people and wildlife in the Salisbury area To provide a strong local voice for greenspace and raise awareness of its value To plan and manage the green infrastructure (GI) for the longer term
What is greenspace/green infrastructure? Urban woodlands Allotments Playing fields Railway embankments Cycle ways Urban Parks Street trees Water meadows Children’s play areas River corridors Street trees Cemeteries
Why is GI so important? It plays a vital part in providing the natural resources we need to survive: biodiversity, and many and varied habitats clean air and water helps to mitigate climate change fertile soils flood protection food fuel
Why is GI so important? It enhances our quality of life: provides inspiring places places that are rich in wildlife places to play and excercise places to relax and enjoy places to experience the natural world
Why is GI so important? It helps create attractive and distinctive places in which to live: adds value to property, provides educational resources, attracts businesses to invest in an area brings local communities together
Area covered by the Partnership Wilton Salisbury City Laverstock and Ford
Community/ Volunteers Salisbury City Community Area Partnership Friends of Harnham Watermeadows Dean & Chapter, Salisbury Cathedral Friends of Harnham Slope Friends of Churchill Gardens Sarum Academy Salisbury Wildlife Group TCV – The Conservation Volunteers Wiltshire NHS Walking for Health Wiessex Community Action Current Partners Local Authority Wiltshire Council – officers concerned with public open space, public rights of way, green infrastructure strategy, spatial planning, landscape, ecology, countryside Salisbury Vision Parish Councils Salisbury City Laverstock & Ford Wilton Town Council Local Specialist Groups South Wilts Agenda 21 South Wilts Agenda 21 Biodiversity Group Salisbury Natural History Society River Bourne Community Farm CPRE South Wiltshire Group Salisbury Civic Society COGS (Cycling Opportunities Group Salisbury) Bemerton Activity Trails Salisbury Beekeepers Wiltshire Bat Group Five Rivers Association Bat Group Wiltshire Botanical Group Wilton Community Land Trust Environmental Agencies Natural England Link2Nature (Wiltshire & Swindon Local Nature Partnership) Forestry Commission Environment Agency RSPB Wiltshire Wildlife Trust English Heritage
South Newton Quidhampton Britford Netherhampton Durnford Clarendon Park Wilton Salisbury Woodford Avon Valley Nature Reserve Harnham Slope Woodland Laverstock & Ford Country Park at Hampton Park 2 River Bourne Community Farm Fragmented Ownerships What are the local issues?
South Newton Quidhampton Britford Netherhampton Durnford Clarendon Park Wilton Salisbury Woodford Laverstock & Ford Different Jurisdictions – Wiltshire Council + 10 Parishes What are the local issues?
Salisbury Area Board Amesbury Area Board South West Area Board Southern Area Board Different Jurisdictions – 4 Area Boards What are the local issues?
South Newton Quidhampton Britford Netherhampton Durnford Clarendon Park Wilton Salisbury Woodford Longhedge Old Sarum Airfield Hampton Park Fugglestone Red Erskine Barracks Southampton Road Gateway Laverstock & Ford Development Pressures What are the local issues? The Maltings
Poor connections between existing green spaces Current management regimes that tend not to benefit wildlife Problems of overuse and misuse especially on the urban fringes Lack of knowledge and interest in local green spaces Lack of resources Lack of vision for the planning and management of greenspace and green infrastructure Other local issues?
Mapping local greenspace to find out what is out there and where it is. This includes updating Salisbury District Council’s 2007 Public Open Space Survey Carrying out Phase 1 Habitat Mapping to provide baseline information initially for priority sites Parish Council footpath surveys, and hedgerow surveys as part of the CPRE’s Hedgerow Initiative 2010 Current focus?
Phase 1 Habitat Mapping Detailed habitat information is recorded in additional Target Notes Residents of Laverstock & Ford Parish training for their hedgerow surveys Parish Surveys Improved grassland Broadleaved, mixed & yew woodland Neutral grassland Small swamp area River Bourne Community Farm
Resources for Partners Comprehensive mapping and data on local greenspace to support more wildlife friendly management A regular greenspace forum to ensure a stronger voice for greenspace Improved community support with greater resources for local green infrastructure