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The Council prepared and consulted upon a draft Green Infrastructure Plan (GIP) in 2011. The Green Infrastructure Assessment (Section 2 of the GIP) was then revised to take account of comments from residents and other stakeholders, and can be downloaded below. The GIA is part of the evidence base for the Local Plan. Strategic objectives in planning for green infrastructure include:

  • Safeguarding and enhancing biodiversity
  • Mitigating and adapting to climate change
  • Improving economic prosperity through sustainable development, green tourism and local food production
  • Promoting a low carbon society
  • Health and wellbeing through improved access to green infrastructure

Existing green infrastructure (GI) assets have been mapped at the district scale and by catchment areas made up of one or more parishes.  The amounts of different types of GI have been assessed and the catchment areas compared, resulting in a 'score' for overall GI and open space provision.

View the Green Infrastructure Assessment below

Green Infrastructure Assessment (GIA) - published December 2013

Appendices - published December 2013

What's been done previously

There were two stages of consultation in 2011. The earlier drafts of the documents can be viewed below. It was originally intended that the Council produce a Green Infrastructure Strategy as a Supplementary Planning Document, but planning for green infrastructure is now expected to be incorporated within a new Open Space and Play Area Strategy and the Mid Devon Local Plan.

View the GIP

  Summary Leaflet

  Executive Summary

  GI Assessment

  Strategy to 2026 and Delivery Plan


Consultation - October to December 2011

Summary of responses

Representations received

Representations Representations Representations
Mr A Moore Mr C McIntyre Mr E Dennis
Mr G Dinnage Mr G Welchman Mr J Norfolk
Mr R Davey Mrs Frances Charlton Mr and Mrs Collier
Dr and Mrs C Bell Dr N H Savage Amber Real Estate Investments Ltd
Bampton Society Blackdown Hills AONB Bradninch Town Council
Cheriton Bishop Parish Council Collipriest Lane Action Group CPRE
Crediton Town Council Crediton Transport Group Cullompton Town Council
Devon County Archaeology Devon Countryside Access Forum Devon County Council
Devon Ramblers Association Devon Wildlife Trust Halberton Parish Council
Hemyock Parish Council Mid Devon Natural History Society Morchard Bishop Parish Council
Morebath Parish Council Natural England RSPB
Sandford Parish Council Sustainable Crediton Sustainable Villages
The Theatres Trust The Woodland Trust Tiverton Civic Society
Tiverton Ramblers Association Uffculme Parish Council West Manley Lane Conservation Group

 Green Infrastructure Plan - Regulations Statements

Consultation - February to March 2011

On 16 February 2011 we wrote to stakeholders seeking information on local issues and priorities for green infrastructure and comments on the Council's draft 'vision and objectives' for the GI Strategy.  34 responses were received by the deadline of 31 March.

Summary of responses 

Representations received

Representations Representations Representations
1 Jane Webber 2 Cullompton Town Council 3 Martin Willey YTP Regeneration
4 Eddie Dennis 5 Prof Dame Turner Warwick 6 Bell Cornwell
7 Mrs J Milne 8 Mr A Webb Environment Agency 9 CPRE SW
10 John Bodley-Scott MDDC 11 Natural England 12 Mr Martin Bodman
13 D Wheeler HCA 14 Cullompton Rugby Club 15 Mr G Chidwick
16 Highways Agency 17 Mr M Elliot 18 Laura Conyngham
19 Mrs J Rudge CPRE 20 West Manley Lane Conservation Group 21 P Grainger Sustrans
22 Fern Clarke LSP Member 23 RSPB 24 Cullompton Community Association
25 Mr M Calder National Trust 26 D & T Collier 27 Morchard Bishop P C
28 Blackdown Hills AONB 29 Mrs J Fagg Bampton Society 30 Ramblers Association
31 Kentisbeare Parish Council 32 R D Carter 33 G Parsons Sport England
34 Woodland Trust    

The Council's draft vision and strategic objectives for the Green Infrastructure Strategy can be seen here Vision and Strategic Objectives

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