In a groundbreaking move Kingston council has decided to directly include material submitted by Kingston Biodiversity Network in the revised Green Spaces strategy. So far the Open Standing Water Habitat Action Plan (HAP) has been submitted. Four additional  HAPs are to be submitted namely for Hedgerows, Meadows (Chalk and Acid Grassland) plus Running Water and Woodland. There will also be a Lighting statement and a Biodiversity offsetting statement.

The Green Spaces strategy is guidance used by officeers, planners and contractors so we feel that the detail provided by these additions will give additional and much needed protection to the green spaces and wild places of our borough.