Green vision for Cambridgeshire out for consultation

A green vision for the future development of Cambridgeshire has been launched for public consultation today (25 January).

Cambridgeshire Horizons is working with partners to review the area's Green Infrastructure Strategy — first developed in 2006 — and expand its reach to cover the whole of Cambridgeshire.

Cambridgeshire Horizons is responsible for driving the delivery of 47,500 new homes and £2.2bn of support infrastructure in the Cambridge sub-region by 2016.

The strategy has been formed with four key aims:

  • to reverse the decline in biodiversity
  • to mitigate and adapt to climate change
  • to promote sustainable growth and economic development
  • to support healthy living and wellbeing

Cambridgeshire Horizons director for development John Onslow 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."

Cambridge City Council's executive member for climate change and growth Sian Reid added: "Green space is vitally important to the character, amenity and future of Cambridge. The City Council will be studying the Strategy with interest and making its own representations to the consultation."

Consultation events are being held between 26 January and 2 March.

Details of the green plan can also be found online at: www.cambridgeshirehorizons.co.uk/greenvision.

 

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