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Community Housing Cymru Regeneration through attaining the WHQS Environmental Standard - more than just trees and flowers Matt Stowe – Environmental Development.

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1 Community Housing Cymru Regeneration through attaining the WHQS Environmental Standard - more than just trees and flowers Matt Stowe – Environmental Development Officer Owen Veldhuizen – Senior Tenant Engagement Officer 23 rd July 2013

2 Defining the Environment

3 Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

4 Site Selection  Identify potential sites for environmental improvements  Consistent, comprehensive and non-discriminatory  Points based to determine site priority  Tool that can be re-used to identify future sites

5 Scoring System

6 Environmental Landscape Assessment Matrix

7 Community Mapping  Historical Background  Accommodation Types  Green Infrastructure  Tenant Demographics  Use of Communal Areas  Needs of Tenants  Amenities Mapping

8 Tenant Demographics

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10 Green Infrastructure Network

11 Community Consultation

12 Consultation Method

13 Consultation Results

14 Community Solutions Play Provision Planting Seating

15 Our Vision

16 Concepts

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20 Benefits of large scale planting Reduction in ASB Aesthetically pleasing Consistent rental income Educational opportunities Alleviates storm water run-off Increase in overall property values Increased social pride and participation Increase biodiversity by providing habitat Carbon reduction through sequestration Attainment of the WHQS Environmental Standard?

21 Plant Selection

22 Additional Projects School railings and new sign New access paths Potential re-surfacing programme Fingerpost signs Spring bulb planting Boulevard tree planting Street sign & litter bin reconfiguration Tenant training programme Woodland Creation Peulwys Lane Nature Trail

23 Training Opportunities

24 Growing The Extra Mile Involving local schools Local supplies/labour Involve strategic partners Friends of Parc Peulwys

25 Thorns in our side Timescales – Being realistic and expect delays – Design amendments – Grant funding

26 More thorns … Financial – Cost certainty and value engineering – Partner agency contributions Internal approval process

27 And still more thorns Planning Application – Lack of LA guidance – Scale of task – Localised objection Highways – Section 278

28 Questions?

29 Parc Peulwys Environmental Improvements Project Contact Matt Stowe Tel: Owen Veldhuizen Tel:


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