Groundwork South is working across the South of England to create stronger, healthier communities, responsible business and greater prospects for local people. Projects are designed to support these individuals and communities, to help them transform their lives and the places they live.
Groundwork South manages the Colne Valley Park Community Interest Company for the preservation and enhancement of the Colne Valley Regional Park, a mixed, historical landscape of 43 square miles in the proximity of West London. Through a partnership with the National Lottery, it seeks to bring together partner groups to improve the park habitats and local livelihoods. As part of the initiative, the Green Infrastructure Strategy Area is a public consultation process to gather feedback on existing and new opportunities to meet these targets within the Colne and Crane Valley catchment area.
The GDS team has supported this consultation by creating an interactive web map, using ArcGIS web application, for users to view and provide feedback on existing landmarks and strategies, as well as making recommendations for new opportunities. Overall, this will feed into a larger landscape-wide strategy to capture the different uses, needs and interactions between people and the habitats.