Birmingham City Council

Birmingham Parks Strategies

Greener Cities

For some time now your Parks Service has been putting together a strategy for Birmingham's Parks, Recreation Grounds and Open Spaces. This document was approved by Cabinet on 26 November 2006 and is now published as a Supplementary Planning Document, part of Birmingham's Local Development Framework. Please find attached at the bottom of this page a low resolution downloadable copy of the Birmingham Parks Strategy and its accompanying documents. The main strategy document is split into 2 chapters.

Other Guides and Strategies

Making Greener Cities - A Practical Guide

URGE - Development of Urban Green Spaces to Improve the Quality of Life in Cities and Urban Regions
Designed for practitioners and planners dealing with urban green spaces, the URGE Project has produced a practical guide to summarise the work carried out across Europe and the tools developed during the project. It provides a toolbox to analyse the urban green structure of a whole city and to evaluate individual green spaces.

We trust the practical guide help to realise its aim to MAKE GREENER CITIES!
A Practical Guide to Making Greener Cities

Japanese Knotweed Strategy

Japanese Knotweed was introduced into Britain from Japan in the early 1800s. It was originally grown as an ornamental plant, but unfortunately in the early 19th Century escaped and began to colonise both the countryside and towns. It spreads very quickly along transportation corridors such as railways, motorways, canals and rivers. It can easily be spread through fly-tipping.

A Short Life Working Party was established in October 2005, under the chairmanship of Councillor Neville Summerfield, to look into the increasing concerns over invasive weeds. The group met and took evidence from many quarters and subsequently produced a draft policy and strategy document on invasive weeds, based on their findings.

This strategy document is attached at the foot of this page.

Some information about Japanese Knotweed is also attached at the foot of this page, and further information about Japanese Knotweed is available from the Environment Agency

Trees in Birmingham