Teignbridge residents are being reminded that there is only one week left to give their views on plans to create an exciting new green open space network in Teignbridge.
Comments on the proposals will be used to help shape the emerging ‘Heart of Teignbridge’ green infrastructure strategy and must be received by Wednesday, April 20.
So far the plans, which seek to make better use of existing open spaces and create new areas to provide a range of economic, social and cultural benefits, have received the ‘thumbs up’ from the majority of respondents.
As well as being invited to have their say on the green places which matter most to them, residents’ views are also being sought on 18 ‘big ideas’ set out in the strategy which, if implemented, could transform the area creating a world-class environment.
The ‘big ideas’ include the creation of large-scale wildlife areas, spaces set aside for community food production, ‘wild play’ spaces, improved ‘streetscapes’ with landmark planting schemes and dedicated cyclepath and footways with themed sculptures, street furniture and performance spaces.
Specific proposals target some of the area’s key towns including Newton Abbot where an exciting and dynamic riverside environment project is proposed to showcase the River Lemon in the town centre as well as a ‘Moor2Sea’ project to promote a link between Dartmoor to the coast at Teignmouth.
The strategy, which is being prepared with support from Natural England, is available to view on Teignbridge District Council’s website, the district council’s Newton Abbot Offices, Town Halls and libraries within the study area. Comments are invited from all with an interest in shaping the future of Teignbridge, whether as individuals, groups or organisations.
Tony Page, Teignbridge District Council’s design and heritage officer, told the Devon Week: “This draft plan provides the basis for the future use and management of Teignbridge’s green assets and will make a real positive difference to how the District feels, looks and works for local people and visitors in the future.
“We invite everyone to get involved in developing the strategy and welcome their thoughts and views on it to help shape the places in which they live, visit or work.”
(from a press release)