Core Strategy - Consultation Draft

Document Section Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 3: Spatial Policies Delivering Strong and Inclusive Communities CS12: Achieving High Quality Design and Place-making CS12: Achieving High Quality Design and Place-making [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 2862209/CSCD/19
Respondent Natural England [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 17 Mar 2010
Current Status Accepted
We broadly agree with the scope of this emerging policy. High quality urban design has a key role in shaping sustainable places, encouraging healthy living and community wellbeing. The references to sustainable land use and sensitivity to local character are particularly welcome.

We believe the incorporation of high quality green infrastructure, including accessible natural green spaces, should be an integral part of the design process. We recommend the authority consider making direct reference, in either policy or supporting text, to the importance of green infrastructure within urban design.