Policy Development Panel - Open Space Parks Strategy and Development Plan Agenda - 10 October 2014, 15:00 Help

A meeting to be held at Committee Suite, Municipal Buildings, Falkirk at 15:00 on 10 October 2014.

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1The scope of the Policy Development Panel is to review the Council's 5 year Open Space Strategy agreed in 2010 and the Parks Development Plan by December 2014. As the review of the Parks Development Plan will be considered within the context of the Open Space Strategy it was proposed that the panel review both the Strategy and the Plan and that a consultative draft strategy incorporating the plan is submitted to the meeting on 2 December 2014 for approval.

Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) requires Councils to take a strategic and long term approach to managing the open space in their areas, assessing both current and future needs and protecting all spaces which can help to meet them. SPP requires the preparation of an Open Space Strategy to achieve this. The Council's first Open Space Strategy was approved in April 2010 with a 5 year outlook. Accordingly, it is due for review by April 2015.

This first meeting will agree the scope of the Panel's work. A copy of the Report considered by the Executive on 29 August 2014 is attached.

This meeting will be held in private.