Plans and Strategy Projects
This could be a very long list! We focus instead mainly on those
that have been qquoted in some way by goverment or government agencies
as 'models of good practice' or which have surprised
all involved by their success.
number of yers ago, BDOR's work on the Kennet Local Plan Review
was a leading-edge project, quoted in government guidance as a model
of good practice. The same was true of our consultation work on
the Warwickshire Transport Strategy (followed
up by support for theirLocal Transport Plan and
events on spending priorities and speed management) and our work
on the Management Plan for the Blackdown Hills AONB.
(BDOR also undertook the main part of a substantial consultation
programme for the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
team, helping them to formulate their original Management
Plan. We have recently been working with them again on the Review.)
BDOR's approaches to community involvement in the
development of Quiet Lanes in Norfolk (a Countryside
Agency initiative) won us a Commendation
in a national participation award scheme.
One of our most dramatic projects involved designing and managing
a process to produce a Management Plan for the Thanet Coast in
Kent. The coastline is of international environmental significance
and the area was subject to Objective 2 funding because
of serious economic decline; a sure-fire recipe for conflict. The
example is now quoted regularly by Natural England as a model of
good practice, and the consensus methods introduced are still in
use in the area on everyday management issues.
One of BDOR's (several) projects in Bath involved helping to resolve
serious conflict and set up future management structures over solutions
to possible serious subsidence problems to houses directly above
the Combe Down Stone Mines. The project took a
real turn for the better, secured significant government funding
to infill the old mines and is now complete. This project is currently
being written up for the government as another model of good practice.
of course, there is Jeff's recent work on the Waste Strategy
for the States of Guernsey (see Background