Green Infrastructure Strategy for the Colne and Crane Valleys

AN EXCITING and crucially important green strategy document for the Colne and Crane Valleys has been launched.

It was outlined to an invited audience of local councillors, wildlife trusts, environmental and nature organisations at a launch at the Battle of Britain Bunker in Uxbridge, hosted by the Colne Valley Regional Park’s newly-appointed President, Lord Randall of Uxbridge.

The strategy is a groundbreaking document intended for use by local authority planning departments, residents’ associations, wildlife trusts and anyone interested in their environment.

It sets out best practice guidelines and a wealth of information aimed at encouraging a more effective ‘joined-up’ approach when it comes to making decisions that effect both valleys, now under increasing urban pressure, not least from proposed Heathrow expansion and other giant infrastructure projects, such as HS2.

Lord Randall said: “I am delighted to be associated with such an important strategy. We have to make sure that we manage what we have left, and not lose any more. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.”

You can learn more about the strategy here: https://www.colnevalleypark.org.uk/project/green-infrastructure-strategy-colne-and-crane-valleys/

Lord Randall of Uxbridge newly-appointed President of the Colne Valley Regional Park, introducing the Strategy

Deborah Valman Programme Manager for the Colne Valley Landscape Partnership, presenting the interactive map for the Strategy

John Waxman from the Crane Valley talking to Lord Randall and Cllr. Carol Gibson