Landscape and Greenspace Management plans

Successful management plans should be guided by the heritage and characteristics of a site and consider all key stakeholders that have a vested interest in the space.

A sound management plan is essential in helping organisations to manage, maintain and improve their green space in a sustainable way. Successful management plans should be guided by the heritage and characteristics of a site and consider all key stakeholders that have a vested interest in the space.

I provide an all-encompassing service where I can align a park or greenspace to a desired benchmark, such as the Green Flag criteria, which is the national standard for quality parks in the UK

Project cycle
Consult

 At the start of the project I will embed myself in the process by engaging with stakeholders and canvassing opinion. 

It is critical to involve interested parties and the community early as it allows for their feedback and increases the chances of the proposed plan being widely accepted and implemented.

Appraisal

Here I will compile a comprehensive fact file on the green space. This helps to establish a baseline before we look at the vision for the future. 

I will include the history of the site, a summary of who uses it, detailed mapping, significant features and assets, environmental and ecological benefits, tenure details, limitations and barriers, current management arrangements or policies, resource and budget. All of this information will help to inform decision making when setting new aims and objectives.

Vision (Aims and Objectives)

What are the aspirations and goals for the site in the future? These will vary greatly from site to site and often will be a fine balance of different goals and objectives.

It may be a desire to achieve green flag status, a greater focus on biodiversity and ecology, efficiency and budgetary savings, more community involvement, enhanced sport and recreation provision – the list goes on. I will ensure that when these aims and objectives are set out that they cover both short- and long-term aspirations, underpinned by the guiding principle or vision for the site. 

Action Plan

Here I will set out SMART objectives for the site in the form of an action plan.

Monitor and Review

 I offer a service where I can benchmark progress annually, provide a review report to ensure that objectives are being met and set out recommendations to realign the service with the management plan.

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