On Tuesday 10th January a new plan for the protection of biodiversity in Manchester will be discussed and approved. The “Communities and Neighbourhoods Overview and Scrutiny Committee” will look at the 48 -page report (which you can see at the end of this blog post) before it goes to the Executive on January 18th.
The report has just appeared on Manchester City Council’s website, so we’ve not had time to digest it. The Biodiversity Action Plan forms part of an overarching “Green Infrastructure Plan” which the Council has committed to put in place by the end of 2012. It will set out how the quality and quantity of the city’s natural environment will be increased by 2020.
Neither of the editors of MCFly can attend the meeting. If YOU can, and would be willing to write about who says what, then please get in touch with us!
“The Manchester Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2005-10 was approved by the Council’s Executive Committee in 2005. This report provides an introduction to the new plan for 2012-16, which covers progress since 2005, key changes in biodiversity policy and legislation, and the detailed action plan for the next five years.
This report also provides an overview of the City Council’s role and the importance of ongoing partnership working to deliver the new plan in the context of the Council’s new budget. This includes the commitment for Manchester to continue to work with Greater Manchester partners to develop and deliver a coordinated approach to natural environment activity which maximises impact and value for money.”