View of open fields - Eastern Urban Development Extension
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The hedgerows of West Manley Lane are afforded protection under the Hedgerow Regulations 1997... this importance relates to the botanical diversity of woody species and the association of protected and / or rare species of animals

Devon Wildlife Consultants Report 2009

Open Quote

Tiverton Grand Canal and its environs with its walking and cycling leisure opportunities is of great importance giving pleasure to locals and tourists as well as providing biodiversity and economic benefits for the local community

Devon Wildlife Consultants Report 2009

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Important Document on Green Infrastructure Assessment Dec 2013

By WMLCG - posted Jan 7th 2014 at 10:15AM

Green Infrastructure Assessment - GIA

The Council prepared and consulted upon a draft Green Infrastructure Plan (GIP) in 2011. An updated version of the Green Infrastructure Assessment (Section 2 of the GIP) has now been published and can be viewed on the Reports and Documents page where you can download the document as a PDF.

The objectives of the draft GIP include:

  • Safeguarding and enhancing biodiversity
  • Mitigating and adapting to climate change
  • Improving economic prosperity through sustainable development, green tourism and local food production
  • Promoting a low carbon society
  • Health and wellbeing through improved access to green infrastructure

Existing green infrastructure (GI) assets have been mapped at the district scale and by catchment areas made up of one or more parishes. Through this process, as action area for investment has been proposed, as well as policies to improve and enhance GI and influence the design of new development.

 

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