VALP Proposed Submission
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VALP Proposed Submission
Representation ID: 1033
Respondent: Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Natural Environment Partnership
SPDs and design guidance being put together specifically endorse and put into practice the Vision and Principles for the Improvement for Green Infrastructure in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes, as identified by the NEP in 2016 .
Aylesbury Vale Garden Town
To ensure soundness / effectiveness of Plan - requires appropriate integration with existing local Green Infrastructure Vision and Principles for planning:
Para 4.19 and Para 4.18
Request specific commitment to work with the Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Natural Environment Partnership (the "NEP") in respect of the AVGT (aligned or cross-referenced to the mention at Para 11.9, Detailed Infrastructure - Principles for Aylesbury Vale).
In particular - that the SDPs and design guidance being put together specifically endorse and put into practice the Vision and Principles for the Improvement for Green Infrastructure in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes, as identified by the NEP in 2016 (link provided)..
Notably, there is a need to put in place early and strategic planning for green infrastructure at all scales of development - and recognise that GI is a necessity into the long-term to provide multiple benefits for sustainable growth.
Focusing on early and strategic planning for GI, to protect, improve, provide and connect GI in line with the Principles will turn the GI Vision into reality and create a multi-functional GI network in Bucks and MK that improves economic, environmental and quality of life benefits.
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Section 4 - Strategic Delivery
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NB - Early and strategic planning for connected GI networks at all scales would include the need to (See Page 18, Bucks and MK NEP's GI Vision and Principles document....):
* Identify existing GI assets (e.g. map them)
* Identify and protect the benefits and services that GI assets provide; (i.e. identify the functions provided)
* Identify benefits required that GI could provide to future residents, visitors and workers in the area; (i.e. look for gaps in provision and opportunities for where and how it should be improved);
* Look for and identify early, opportunities, including cross-border, to improve, extend, create, protect and better connect GI for all its benefits;
* Identify and put in place measures to provide and maintain benefits of GI;
* Identify how GI can be well-designed, extended, improved and protected - and help provide benefits and services that are valued to future populations - e.g. access, recreation, health and wellbeing, wildlife, water and air quality, food production, community health, recreation, etc;
* Improvement of GI for access and wildlife;
* Provision at the outset for long-term management of GI and maintenance and monitoring of the benefits and service provided.