Have your say on a greener future for the Dover district

Have your say on a greener future (green infrastructure)

Dover District Council is excited to launch an important new consultation to help protect the district’s natural environment and green infrastructure. 

We want you to have your say on the draft Dover District Green Infrastructure Strategy which sets out how we can improve and better connect our green spaces. 

This includes creating more habitat for nature, managing the natural environment to adapt to climate change and to support health and wellbeing, and having quality public open spaces. 

It also sets out how DDC should have green infrastructure at the heart of new development planning. 

The strategy includes a draft Action Plan, outlining projects that will contribute to key outcomes. 

These outcomes include protected and restored habitat, greater resilience to the changing climate and ensuring the district has healthy landscapes. 

We would like to hear your views on this draft strategy and seek your input to the Action Plan. 

The consultation has now launched and runs for six weeks until 5pm on Tuesday, 14 November, 2023.

Cllr Susan Beer, DDC’s cabinet member for climate change and environment, said: “It is important for the public to have their say on this plan for a green and sustainable district. 

“Protecting, restoring and managing our green infrastructure will help improve the health and wellbeing of residents and visitors, while at the same time help to conserve and enhance biodiversity.” 

You can find out more about the consultation and submit comments via the consultation website or by email to biodiversity@dover.gov.uk

To read the draft Dover District Green Infrastructure Strategy click here and for the Dover Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy Evidence Report see here

Notes to editors: 

Green infrastructure encompasses all the natural environmental features including natural and semi-natural urban green spaces such as woodland, scrub, grassland and coasts; parks and gardens; amenity green space; allotments, orchards and farmland; cemeteries and churchyards; green space designations; and archaeological and historic sites. 

Posted on 04 October 2023

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