Help update Cambs green vision
BUSINESSES and members of the public are urged to help update a green vision for an expanded Cambridgeshire. Cambridgeshire Horizons, the not-for-profit company set up to deliver the �6billion infrastructure needed to support an expanding population in 75
BUSINESSES and members of the public are urged to help update a green vision for an expanded Cambridgeshire.
Cambridgeshire Horizons, the not-for-profit company set up to deliver the �6billion infrastructure needed to support an expanding population in 75,000 new homes over the next 15 years, is reviewing its Green Infrastructure Strategy - the leisure element of what will be needed by thousands of new families - and expanding it to cover the whole county.
The strategy has been formed with four key objectives in mind: to reverse the decline in biodiversity, to mitigate and adapt to climate change, to promote sustainable growth and economic development and to support healthy living and wellbeing.
John Onslow, director for development at Cambridgeshire Horizons and chairman of the Green Infrastructure Forum, said: "The green infrastructure strategy has been helping to deliver a cohesive green vision for almost four years now, and we are reviewing our strategy to ensure we can continue to deliver a range of important projects for many years to come.
"We are keen to encourage as many people as possible to visit one of our consultation events to find out more, and have their say. Alternatively, local people can visit www.cambridgeshirehorizons.co.uk/greenvision to find out more and complete the online questionnaire."
Huntingdonshire District Councillor Jonathan Gray added: "Sites managed by HDC already make a significant contribution towards the pleasant green environment that we all enjoy. We also work actively with landowners and other organisations to improve and enhance the quality of countryside in private ownership.
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"I urge members of the public to find out more by attending one of the consultation events taking place in our district."
Consultation events include sessions at St Ives Free Church on Thursday February 4 (11am-3pm), Hinchingbrooke Country Park on Sunday February 7 (11am-3pm), Sackville House, Cambourne on Monday February 15 (3.30-7.30pm), Ramsey Information Centre on Tuesday February 23 (noon-4pm) and Paxton Pits Nature Reserve on Sunday February 28 (11am-3pm).
INFORMATION: The key partners involved in the development of the Green Infrastructure Strategy include Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridge City Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council, East Cambridgeshire District Council, Fenland District Council, Huntingdonshire District Council, the Environment Agency, Natural England the Wildlife Trust, the RSPB, the National Trust, Cambridge Past, Present and Future, English Heritage, Cambridge Sports Lake Trust, GO-East, Forestry Commission, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Biodiversity Partnership, Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group, EEDA, the Woodland Trust, Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust, Anglian Water and Peterborough Environment City Trust.