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5.1. The Open Spaces Strategy should support the Corporate Vision for Harborough District.

5.2. The vision for Harborough District is:

'Working with communities in a vibrant, safe and prosperous district.'

5.3. Corporate Priorities are:

  • Working with Communities to develop places in which to live and be happy.

  • Provide public services which are effective and deliver value for money.

  • Encourage a vibrant and sustainable business community intent on prosperity, employment and learning opportunities.

  • Support the vulnerable in the communities where they live.

No Comments 5.4. The Open Spaces Strategy Vision is:

'To work in partnership to protect, enhance and enable quality open space that is safe, supports wildlife, is valued and enjoyed by people and contributes to their health and well being'

5.5. From this we have been able to develop a series of Aims for Open Spaces in Harborough District. These Aims support the Objectives of Harborough District Council and the National Planning Policy Framework, and use a series of icons to represent each Aim

5.6. Look for the icons through out the document to indicate where an objective or statement supports the aims. (note - these will be inserted in the final draft).

Aim Icon Aim HDC Priority Supported Relevant NPPF Paragraph What this means

Quality

Aim 1.
The provision and maintenance of appropriate and good quality open space that is open to all and protected for future generations

Working with Communities to develop places in which to live and be happy.
Support the vulnerable in the communities where they live

Para 70, 73, 74, 81, 171

We will make sure that open space is the sort of open space that people want, is well maintained, and protected for everyone in the future

Conservation

Aim 2.
Conservation and habitat is enhanced and protected

Working with Communities to develop places in which to live and be happy.

Para 17

We will make sure that animals and plants are given areas where they can live, grow and thrive. Open Spaces should also contribute towards reducing flood risk and the effects of climate change.

Safety

Aim 3.
To ensure open spaces are safe and litter free, and contribute towards a safe environment

Working with Communities to develop places in which to live and be happy.
Support the vulnerable in the communities where they live

Para 70, 156

We will make sure that people feel safe at all times of day when they use open spaces, and that open spaces are clean and don't have litter all over the place.

Volunteers

Aim 4.
Voluntary groups are supported to use and manage open spaces

Working with Communities to develop places in which to live and be happy.
Support the vulnerable in the communities where they live

Para 70, 73

We will support groups that want to use open spaces for activities. These might be support groups for vulnerable people or sports clubs. We will also try and encourage groups to look after open spaces that are important to them.

Value

Aim 5.
Deliver value for money services when managing open space

Provide public services which are effective and deliver value for money.

Para 28, 73, 158

We will ensure that the things that we do on open space, and improvements that we make are good value for money, and money is not wasted.

Income

Aim 6.
Open Space supports business and income is maximised

Encourage a vibrant and sustainable business community intent on prosperity, employment and learning opportunities.

Para 28, 156, 158

We will try and find ways to help business by providing good quality open spaces, and try and find new ways to get an income from open spaces where it is appropriate.

Health

Aim 7.
Ensure that open spaces support health and wellbeing of local people

Working with Communities to develop places in which to live and be happy.
Support the vulnerable in the communities where they live

Para 70, 171

We will ensure that open spaces can be used for sport and recreation, which will help keep people fit, healthy and happy. We will also ensure that open spaces can be used by all sorts of people for all sorts of different reasons even if they just want to sit, chat and meet friends.

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