Prof Peter Hobson of Writtle led a ‘Green Infrastructure’ planning workshop for local parish councils and other interested parties (including DEP) at Waldringfield Village Hall on 30 August. This was a great opportunity to meet and work with many of our stakeholders and partner organisations in a structured process to collectively generate an action plan for the parishes in the Deben Estuary.
The event was well attended, and the following groups were represented:
Towns/Parishes of Brightwell, Foxhall & Purdis Farm, Hemley, Kesgrave, Martlesham, Melton, Newbourne, Rushmore St Andrew, Ufford, Woodbridge.
East Suffolk Council, Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB, Deben Estuary Partnership, Deben Soundings, Forestry Commission, Greenprint Forum, National Farmers Union (NFU), Taylor Wimpey- Brightwell Lakes, Suffolk Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (SFWAG), Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Suffolk Tree Warden Network, Upper Deben Farms, plus local farmers and growers from our community.
For me, one of the most interesting concepts that was discussed was a ‘Climate Focus Area’, which aligned very closely with the geographic area of the Deben Estuary….
Proposed geographic scope of the planning analysis – the ‘Climate Focus Area’