Boston Borough Council resolves to support 'Greening the UK' campaign aims

A resolution to support the aims of the HTA's Greening the UK campaign has been adopted by Boston Borough Council.

The Lincolnshire authority plans to promote the use of green space and planting in urban areas - aims set out as part of its Greening Boston report.

To do so, it plans to work with volunteers and other partners such as Boston Mayflower housing association, Lincolnshire County Council and the Environment Agency.

The borough council will also follow up on planning regulations that seek to ensure planting schemes submitted by applicants are imaginative and of a high quality.

Greening Boston was presented to the full council by cabinet member for regeneration Richard Dungworth and cabinet member for parks and amenities Jim Blaylock.

The report drew inspiration from Greener Planning, Greener UK, which was produced by Greening the UK to highlight the environmental and social benefits of introducing more plants and green spaces to local environments.

"A greener Boston will genuinely improve the town's environment for residents and will make it more attractive for visitors," said Dungworth.

He added: "Greening the UK has provided us with a very useful and effective template to help the council take forward its Greener Boston initiative."

The report follows calls from Greening the UK for local authorities to increase planting in urban areas in an attempt to combat the national reduction in urban planting of up to 50 per cent over the past decade.

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