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A NEW STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE COMMON
One of the first priorities of the Southampton Common Forum has been to draw up a new Strategic Plan for The Common to replace the existing and outdated management plan which dates from the 1990s and was centred on ecological considerations, rather to the neglect of human users.
The final draft, published in April 2018 incorporated public feedback from the “early view” consultation and was the subject of a public engagement exercise by Southampton City Council in mid 2018.
The final version of the strategic plan was adopted by Southampton City Council in December 2018. It sets out a clear and aspirational vision for The Common (click below for larger view)
The final adopted Strategic Plan will be supported by a number of detailed management / delivery plans covering different areas of The Common’s function. The initial proposed list contains the following 5 detailed plans.
We are currently assisting Council in developing frameworks for these delivery plans (July 2019).
In addition, we have identified 5 “hot topics” arising from this plan. These are:
Working groups of SCF volunteers and Southampton City Council officers have been collaborating to explore the “hot topics” and provide an evidence base of best practice to inform and help develop the delivery plans.
|SCF 2017 Common User Survey|
|SCF 2017 Common User Survey Results|
|2018 project 1|
|2018 project 2|
|2018 project 3|
|2018 project 4|
|green travel and safety|
|hawthorns urban wildlife centre|
|large events 2018|