Devon green space protection bid

PUBLISHED: 17:43 18 October 2011

NATURAL green spaces and corridors through the region's towns and countryside are worthy of protection as a whole - according to a report published by Devon County Council (DCC) this week.

Devon’s Green Infrastructure Strategy highlights the benefits that such areas and routes bring to the county’s health and economic prosperity.

The strategy calls for a co-ordinated approach to the protection and enhancement of Devon’s green infrastructure - which can cover anything from parks and gardens to national parks.

DCC says principles and priorities in the strategy will help guide planners, developers and local communities in providing for new green spaces or safeguarding existing areas where greenfield land is earmarked for development.

If the Government’s Localism Bill is passed through parliament, the strategy could help local communities in the establishment of the proposed new Green Areas designation to protect local green spaces.

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