Green Initiative


Cople Parish Green Infrastructure Plan

You are invited to help create this plan at a Stakeholder Workshop Wednesday 20th July 2016 7.30-9.30pm at Cople Village Hall

Green Infrastructure (GI) Plans identify proposed enhancements for an area’s public access, wildlife, heritage and landscape.  Strategic, large scale GI Plans exist for Bedfordshire as a whole but little at a parish level and none for the Bedford Borough area.  These large plans, although of great value for large scale projects, lack local input and local detail.  Cople will be the first Bedford Borough parish to produce its own, parish-scale, GI Plan – and we believe the time is now right to produce a Cople Parish Green Infrastructure Plan.

Working with the Cople Neighbourhood Plan Group and Cople Parish Council, BRCC is assisting in the production of a GI Plan for Cople which will give the whole community a ‘grass roots’ say in the future of the local environment.  The GI Plan for Cople will have close links with the emerging Neighbourhood Plan which is being developed at the moment .

The above workshop will be followed by a drop in session (Saturday 10th September, 10.00 am– 12.00pm) and a 2nd Stakeholder Workshop (Wednesday 28th September 2016, 7.30 – 9.30pm) at which residents will have further opportunities to input into the Plan.  However, we are particularly keen that all interested residents are able to attend this first workshop to help shape the Plan, representing your interest in the future of Cople Parish and its environment.

Please do come along and give your input to help create a high quality Green Infrastructure Plan for Cople Parish.

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Steve Halton [email protected]