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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 09:32
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 15:49
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/669

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