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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 24758

Received: 30/10/2017

Respondent: RSPB

Agent: RSPB

Representation:

Enhancing any existing routes around the fringe of Ipswich which are not going to impact upon the network of designated sites would be a logical progression for forming the core of the green rim.
It will be important that cyclists and walkers are accommodated by separate paths to ensure that conflict does not arise between the two user groups.
The width of the green rim should not be fixed, as it needs to take in to account existing habitat features and sensitives. Evidence for landscape-scale conservation clearly sets out that the wider and more connected the better.

Full text:

Enhancing any existing routes around the fringe of Ipswich which are not going to impact upon the network of designated sites would be a logical progression for forming the core of the green rim.
It will be important that cyclists and walkers are accommodated by separate paths to ensure that conflict does not arise between the two user groups.
The width of the green rim should not be fixed, as it needs to take in to account existing habitat features and sensitives. Evidence for landscape-scale conservation clearly sets out that the wider and more connected the better.

Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 24800

Received: 03/10/2017

Respondent: Dr Anastasia Nikologianni

Representation:

Great to see that the new plan considers sustainability and climate change. For a successful green rim, a holistic approach is needed. Ipswich certainly has cycling and walking routes, however, especially for cycling these unexpectedly stop very often. I feel the new plan should consider the 're-creation' of new cycling/walking routes, using the existing infrastructure but also creating new infrastructure that will include IBC and expand to Suffolk areas. For a wildlife resource, you need strong focal points but a continuous network to support it.

Full text:

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 24830

Received: 20/10/2017

Respondent: Ipswich Wildlife Group

Representation:

We strongly support the green rim concept. Belstead Brook Park, Orwell Country Park and the planned Garden Suburb country park form an existing basis for the green rim. In other areas, regardless of size, the open space is worth protecting as a link within the green rim.

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 24936

Received: 30/10/2017

Respondent: River Action Group

Agent: Mr James Baker

Representation:

Whilst the river corridor does not form part of the green rim as such, it is the best and most continuous 'spoke' from the middle of the town to the green rim. As well as being a vital wildlife corridor, the river paths and associated open spaces provide much needed opportunities for people in a part of the town with limited access to open space, especially other natural or semi-natural spaces.
The River Action Group would like the plan to reflect this importance and propose better management and more opportunities for formal and informal recreation along the river, by protecting existing undeveloped land and seeking to deliver items identified in the Ipswich River Management Plan, 'A River For All' (approved in draft form by IBC Executive in December 2012 and currently being updated by the RAG). Key future aspirations of the RAG are also contained in its 'Manifesto' for 2016-2021, published last year (copied below as Appendix 1).

Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 25029

Received: 30/10/2017

Respondent: Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Representation:

We consider that it is not possible to put forward a definitive figure for the width of the proposed 'green rim' as this will depend on a number of factors, including existing habitat features, existing land uses and the target habitats and species for the particular areas. The 'green rim' needs to be as wide as possible and also be connected to existing (and any new) green routes that run through the town.

Full text:

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 25351

Received: 26/10/2017

Respondent: Greenways Countryside Project

Agent: Mr James Baker

Representation:

Strong support for the 'green rim' concept. It exists in places already from a wildlife perspective, especially Belstead Brook Park , Orwell Country Park and soon hopefully in the Garden Suburb country park. In other areas there is a need to maximise the space available to keep future options open. It is worth protecting open space in the green rim even if a continuous public foot/cycle and recreation space corridor cannot always be achieved.