The ambitious Heritage Lottery supported Carbon Landscape Partnership Scheme has been established, with a steering group of 12 local organisations developing a five-year plan to provide a step change in the restoration of the land and the appreciation and use of it by local people and visitors.
Three aims have been agreed:
1. To restore a derelict landscape, ensuring connectivity and resilience in an area facing significant threats
2. To reconnect people with their landscape through improved access, increased learning and volunteering opportunities
3. To instil pride and engender community ownership in our Carbon Landscape, providing skills for local people, groups and beneficiaries to become custodians for our future Implemented by 10 delivery partners, a range of 22 interlinked projects will provide a coherent and effective programme that will have lasting benefits for local residents and wi ldlife.
From the outset the scheme’s legacy has been a key consideration, and all of the projects have been planned with long term sustainability in mind. As such, the Partnership can continue to enhance both the area’s heritage and people’s understanding and appreciation of it well beyond the life of the HLF funded scheme.