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Meeting of the Executive held on 08/01/2008
`COMMON STANDARDS` - GUIDELINES FOR CRANLEIGH COMMON



Summary & Purpose
The purpose of this report is to seek Members’ endorsement of guidelines for managing Cranleigh Common.

APPENDIX G
Waverley Borough Council

Executive - 8th January 2008

Title:
`COMMON STANDARDS` - GUIDELINES FOR CRANLEIGH COMMON
[Portfolio Holder for Leisure: Cllr R J Steel]
[Wards Affected: Cranleigh West and East]

Summary and purpose:

The purpose of this report is to seek Members’ endorsement of guidelines for managing Cranleigh Common.

Environmental implications:

The guidelines will assist in conserving and enhancing the features of biodiversity importance.

Social / community implications:

The guidelines provide a long-term framework for conserving and enhancing the landscape, cultural heritage and recreational value of this important village common.

E-Government implications:

The guidelines will be available through the Waverley website.

Resource and legal implications:

The site will be managed within the existing revenue budget allocation.

Background

1. Cranleigh Common is a distinctive feature of Cranleigh village, which is highly valued by local people. Waverley staff, in partnership with the Cranleigh Healthcheck Environment Group, carried out a Landscape Assessment in order to identify the characteristics of the common, its key features and management issues. From this assessment, management guidelines, entitled `Common Standards`, were developed to assist in the long-term conservation and enhancement of the Common.

2. Local people were involved in this process though questionnaires, public consultation days, community day exhibits, parish meeting, new sheet and news articles. The Parish Council was consulted as part of the `Upping The Street Scene` project.

Conclusion

3. Practical enhancements have been carried out on the Common and the final part of the project is to publish and distribute the `Common Standard` guidelines, attached as Annexe 1.

4. The guidelines will be produced as an illustrated leaflet and distributed to local residents, local groups and societies that use the Common, the Parish Council and others with an interest or influence on the Common.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Executive endorse the Common Guidelines at Annexe 1.

Background Papers (DoLR)

There are no background papers (as defined by Section 100D(5) of the Local Government Act 1972) relating to this report.

CONTACT OFFICER:

Name: Jane Bowden Telephone: 01483 523443
E-mail: jbowden@waverley.gov.uk



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