Box 30 - Preferred Strategy for Biodiversity and Greenspace

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Support

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19170

Received: 26/01/2009

Respondent: Mr Nigel Jennings

Representation:

I support this section.

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I support this section.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19288

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: Ian Dunlop

Representation:

The greatest achievement Rother could make to the Rye/Romney area would be the re-establishment of the Romney marshes. Once a huge wildlife area, they were drained and sacrificed for sheep farming. Reinstated they could become East Sussex's equivalent of the marshes being restored in East Anglia.
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The greatest achievement Rother could make to the Rye/Romney area would be the re-establishment of the Romney marshes.Once a huge wildlife area ,they were drained and sacrificed for sheep farming. Reinstated they could become E Sussex's equivalent of the marshes being restored in East Anglia.
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Support

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19365

Received: 16/02/2009

Respondent: Natural England

Agent: Natural England

Representation:

Rother's approach of mapping key greenspaces to identify gaps and opportunities, and developing a multifunctional green network across the District is welcomed and commended.
We welcome measures that will require developers to protect and enhance biodiversity but advise that developers be required to contribute to biodiversity enhancements,on or off site, and contribute to the establishment of multi functional green space. Development should seek a net gain in biodiversity by designing in wildlife, and ensuring unavoidable impacts are appropriately mitigated for. We commend the Council for incorporating protection of priority BAP habitats. We suggest an SPD is developed to address this issue.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19366

Received: 16/02/2009

Respondent: Natural England

Agent: Natural England

Representation:

We would like to see green infrastructure better integrated throughout the development plan, ensuring that the current functions deficits,
and future potential of green infrastructure are fully understood and that green infrastructure is considered at the outset of development,not as an afterthought. This will be key to enabling green infrastructure to be taken into account at every level in the Strategy; helping the need for open space, recreational amenities, green walking and cycling links and biodiversity enhancement measures to be incorporated in all new development. We recommend that an associated SPD is developed to address this issue.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19617

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: Rother and Hastings CPRE

Representation:

Page 114 Box 30 Cooperation is needed here to achieve these aims, with all environmentally-focused groups in Rother. As well as some site-specific aims identified, the Plan must ensure the breadth and diversity of the Rother environment is preserved and enhanced. Eco-tourism can be a benefit in achieving these aims.


Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19647

Received: 02/03/2009

Respondent: Messrs. Chishick, Commotto and Terry

Representation:

The document largely ignores the issue of trees (other than their collective importance as woodland). RDC's policy on preserving individual trees and implementation of that policy is pusillanimous, and disappointments many rural residents and parish councils. RDC appears far to willing to acquiesce in tree felling without evidence of disease or danger, and has singularly failed to enforce replanting obligations. LDF should incorporate a robust strategy on tree preservation which includes the replacement of ageing trees that make an important contribution to character and distinctiveness. The strategy should allow use of TPO's in advance of immediate threats.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19772

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: East Sussex County Council

Representation:

In box 30: The Preferred Strategy for Biodiversity and Green Space

Paragraph (b) makes a reference to "mitigation" that should be a reference to "compensation". The last phrase should read: including measures to mitigate against or compensate for any losses;

(Note:: 'mitigation' - provisions to avoid or reduce adverse impacts on species or habitats;
'Compensation' - measures to provide for replacement or enhancement of species populations and habitats lost or damaged).

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19853

Received: 04/02/2009

Respondent: Crowhurst Society

Representation:

Need to secure finance to implement this key strategy. This too, needs to be a mantra to ensure that Sussex does not become like so many other rural areas - concreted over.

Support

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19877

Received: 27/01/2009

Respondent: BALI

Representation:

BALI supports the Preferred Strategy for Biodiversity and Green Space.
However plans and policies elsewhere in the document would seem prejudicial to the Preferred Strategy.

Support

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 20415

Received: 29/01/2009

Respondent: Sussex Wildlife Trust

Representation:

We fully support this and would like to see it supported through consistency with other strategic directions.