A win-win solution to protect local fauna whilst granting accessibility and development.
Established in 2017, Bird Aware Solent is a strategic partnership of 14 Local Planning Authorities in the Solent area.
Preserving the local fauna whilst allowing access to the coast and residential developments, it shows how collaborating on a strategic scale is a win-win approach.
- Local authorities should engage in proactive strategic partnerships guided by long-term vision to achieve win-win solutions that would not be possible with the limited resources and power of a single local authority.
- Strong leadership by planners and long-term engagement with local politicians and stakeholders are a key to achieving a successful outcome.
- In long-term-plans, where behavioural change is essential, planners should engage early and broadly with the communities to create a shared culture of social norms.
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Victoria Hills MRTPI, Chief Exectuive, The Royal Town Planning Institute