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- Compile the evidence necessary to designate Toton Fields LNR, Hobgoblin Wood, Memorial Garden, Ghost House Lane, Manor Farm Recreation Ground, Inham Nook Recreation Ground and Chetwynd Barracks Playing Fields as Local Green Space (LGS).
- Identify any other areas the local community views as possible candidates for LGS.
- Compile further evidence for the establishment of green space within the Plan Area. This to include evidence of the biodiversity in all areas of the site.
- Ensure that the management of all existing and created green space is properly funded. Seek new sources of funding to ensure that the green network including footpaths and cycleways meet the needs of the local community for recreation and sustainable transport while at the same time protecting as much of the natural environment as possible. In particular, seek to establish a Living Landscapes Officer who will have an overview of the connectivity of green spaces within and feeding into the Erewash Valley and will seek to influence all stakeholders with the need to work together to bring about this connectivity.
- Identify any mature trees which may have a TPO or be candidates for TPO. Identify veteran and ancient trees and record these with the Woodland Trust (https://ati.woodlandtrust.org.uk/what-we-record-and-why/). Monitor any development to ensure the loss of other trees is minimised and ensure habitat lost to development is replaced by equivalent species plus the necessary biodiversity gain
- Monitor developments ensuring they are supported by a green landscaping plan including infill and green boundaries which should, where possible, include the planting of native species and the creation and improvement of wildlife habitats in line with at least a 10% biodiversity gain (using the DEFRA metric).
- Monitor developments to ensure they have a positive impact on connectivity between ecological assets such as LNRs, SSSIs, LWSs, and green spaces beyond the Neighbourhood Area boundary, with specific reference to the ‘Hobgoblin Horseshoe’.
- Promote the creation of biodiverse areas such as native wildflower meadows within established green spaces such as Inham Nook Recreation Grounds and individual gardens promoting the Governments National Pollinator Strategy for instance.
- Support the provision of allotments and communal garden areas within the Plan Area which would contribute to the overall Green Infrastructure of the Plan Area..
The bulletins are intended to let you know how we’re getting on
- Trees Felled in Chetwynd Park - A couple of weeks ago, the Forum Steering Group became aware that some mature trees within the Neighbourhood Area had been felled and caused some concern with residents. As trees should not be felled at this time of year to … Continue reading
- Toton & Chetwynd Barracks Masterplan – Final Call - The 14th January 2022 is the last opportunity for you to make your comments on Broxtowe Borough Council’s Strategic Masterplan for our Area. Click on the image below to go to the display and make your comments Comments can also … Continue reading
- Toton & Chetwynd Barracks Strategic Masterplan - The Environment Focus Group of the CTTCNF believe that there is not enough green space being created as part of the Toton and Chetwynd Barracks Strategic Masterplan. It states a minimum of 16ha which is not enough to meet the … Continue reading
- Integrated Rail Plan and Broxtowe Masterplan - The Government has (at last) published their Integrated Rail Plan which decides the future of the Toton HS2 Hub. We will be formulating our views over the next few days and weeks but, within all the noise created by the … Continue reading
- New Environment Act 2021 - On the 10th November 2021 the Environment Act was passed into law. This is an incredibly significant event which places a duty on Developers to stop the decline in numbers of species and provide habitats for nature by mandating a 10% gain … Continue reading
- Broxtowe Survey on Parks & Gardens - For those of you who may not have seen it, Broxtowe are asking our opinion about the Parks & Gardens within Broxtowe. Follow this link to the Broxtowe Survey and let them know your views. The survey is open until … Continue reading
- Achieving Community Power Revolution Webinar - One of the Aspirations included in our Neighbourhood Plan is to be “Energy Positive”. By including green power generation, storage and distribution as part of the design of the neighbourhood and building energy efficient homes, our aspiration is that the … Continue reading
- Biodiversity Gain Presentation - The UK Government has announced new English developments will be required to demonstrate a 10% increase in biodiversity on or near development sites. In other words, developers must improve wildlife habitats. What does this mean for the developments taking place … Continue reading
- Chetwynd: Neighbourhood Forum Focus Groups - Introducing the Chetwynd Neighbourhood Forum Focus Groups Continue reading
- The Forum Digest: Sept 05 - Hello everyone, A slightly delayed edition this week due to some website production glitches. (Okay I ran an update of the software and didn’t reset the mail shot triggers correctly – sorry about that). So just imagine that you are … Continue reading