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Open space strategies

Best practice guidance

Practical guidance to local authorities and their stakeholders on how to prepare, deliver, monitor and review an open space strategy.

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Open space strategies draws on CABE Space’s five-year history of support across England to those producing open space strategies. It reflects the latest thinking on the role of open space in tackling climate change and improving the quality of people’s lives.

It includes best practice examples from around the country showing the value and practical benefits of a strategic approach to open space. Developed jointly with the Greater London Authority, this document provides a single guide for England and best practice guidance of the London Plan.

The guide will be of use to anyone preparing an open space strategy, including local authority planning and open space management staff. It will also be of use to local authority departments dealing with leisure, housing, highways, education and culture.

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Open space strategies: what local authority decision makers need to know

Leaflet explaining to local authority decision makers what an open space strategy is and the tangible benefits of producing one.

Published on 13 May 2009

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