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Open Space Strategy

The purpose of the Strategy is to provide clear objectives and a framework by which the Council can effectively manage, maintain and enhance the Open Space network of the Borough.

The Council has produced an Open Space Strategy in accordance with the Greater London Authority Guide to Preparing Open Space Strategies and Government guidance in Planning Policy Guidance 17: Planning for Open Space, Sport and Recreation.

The Strategy has been prepared in the context of a study into the current supply, quality and demand for, and use of open space in the Borough undertaken by consultants Scott Wilson in 2005 on behalf of the Council.

There was extensive public consultation over the preparation of the Strategy in order to ensure that the aspirations of stakeholders were taken on board. Public consultation over a draft Strategy was carried out for a period of six weeks between 14th June 2006 and 26th July 2006.     

The Open Space Strategy (February 2007) and the Open Space Study (August 2005), used to produce the Strategy, can be accessed using the links below:

The approved pdf icon Open Space Strategy [2Mb] (PDF - 2,225 KB) (February 2007)

The draft pdf icon Open Space Strategy [499kb] (PDF - 500 KB) and pdf icon Appendices [1Mb] (PDF - 1,558 KB) (June 2006)

The approved pdf icon Open Space Study [763kb] (PDF - 764 KB) (August 2005), including the following figures and Appendices: