How long will this take?
This would be a long term plan, spanning 20 years in total. Years 0-2 building the foundation, Years 0-10 Enabling Transition. Years 10-20 Shifting Gear
What key themes comprise the overall strategy?
The three key themes of the strategy all comprise multiple elements as listed below:
Connectivity- connecting everything, mobility interchanges, personalised freight and future transport.
Living And Working – Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Living, New Ways of Working and Strengthening Natural Assets
Climate – Air, Water, Carbon, Biodiversity
Which specific climate objectives are you trying to meet?
Blenheim Estate has a target to become a net generator of green energy by 2027. We have two climate objectives that form part of the strategy. These are:
- To enable our rural communities to meet the Government’s zero carbon target and embrace the principles of a circular economy.
- To restore habitats and create climate resilient rural communities
What do you mean by Connectivity?
A core premise of the joint strategy is to revitalise rural communities by making them more self-sufficient and connected, without such heavy reliance on cars. To this end, the connectivity part of the strategy addresses the need for alternative transport provision such as cycle paths, bridleways and pedestrian routes. We would be re-prioritising traffic to reduce through traffic in villages and implementing more infrastructure such as park and rides, village car hire/share schemes and place-smart technology in village hubs to facilitate a more environmentally-friendly approach to services such as deliveries and waste collection.
Where can I find out more?
The full strategy and VeloCity proposal can be found here.