Park Management Business Planning
- Date: June 2009 - July 2009
- Client: Ashford's Future
As one of four places in the South East identified by the Government as key growth areas, Ashford is set to double in size over the next 20 years. Green infrastructure is at the heart of the growth plans with high quality, multifunctional green space linking new and existing communities.
Papworth Research & Consultancy helped Ashford's Future (the organisation tasked with overseeing the town's regeneration, achieving sustainable growth and stimulating investment in the area) implement its Green & Blue Grid Strategy. This Strategy identifies the spatial distribution, form and function of Ashford's existing and proposed green infrastructure, and sets priorities for improving the quality and connections of green space.
Papworth Research & Consultancy developed a standard business plan template to be used by organisations bidding to manage green space in Ashford. This facilitates Ashford's Future to compare bids and select appropriate organisations to manage green spaces.