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Frameworks, networks and the UK regional agenda: nature planning for landscapes?

James, P and Boothby, J 2002, 'Frameworks, networks and the UK regional agenda: nature planning for landscapes?' , Landscape Research, 27 (4) , pp. 325-342.

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    Abstract

    Planning at the landscape scale in Britain has had limited application. The origins, implementations and likely outcomes of new approaches to nature planning in Britain in which the spatial scale of planning could be 'landscape enabled' are traced. These approaches are termed 'framework' strategies, within which 'ecological networks' can be developed in order better to reflect species' behaviour and to overcome the restrictions of designation-based nature conservation. Currently, planning structures are subject to change and debate: published planning documents and other sources are examined for a case study of the North West of England, where experiments in ecological networks are underway. Evidence is sought for the incorporation into new planning structures of key concepts relevant to the achievement of network implementation. Evaluation is made of likely critical 'pinch points' in implementation using experience of network planning in the Netherlands for comparison. These include availability of data on habitats and species, the relationship of planning to agriculture, and the need for co-operation from stakeholders.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
    Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QH Natural history
    Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QH Natural history > QH001 General, inc. conservation, geographical distribution
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
    Journal or Publication Title: Landscape Research
    Publisher: Routledge Taylor Francis
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0142-6397
    Depositing User: H Kenna
    Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2007 10:32
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:49
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/669

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