Integral vision plan for municipal green Stichtse Vecht

Provide an integral vision for the municipal green in the villages and rural area of Stichtse Vecht. That was the task for Witteveen+Bos. A green structural plan that combines, supplements and integrates existing policy. Community participation played an important role in developing the green structural plan. 

After assessing and analysing the existing municipal green policy, experts from the municipality of Stichtse Vecht and Witteveen+Bos added their knowledge relating to landscape, cultural history, traffic, urban planning and ecology. The green structural plan provides insight into the municipal green structures that define image and quality, and recommends maintaining and strengthening these based on an integral vision.

For residents and interested parties (including nature associations, cyclists' federation, angling clubs), various sessions were organised in the area. A website was also set up where residents could submit their location-specific input on the map. All the obtained information was carefully translated into the final product.

For each area, the villages and the countryside, the green functions were studied in relation to the qualities, problems and opportunities. A division was made into four types of functional green structures, i.e. historic, ecological, traffic green and recreational green. For each area, this was translated into a cohesive, integral green vision.

Witteveen+Bos drew up the green structural plan (in terms of content and process) and coordinated between various municipal policy departments to ensure integrality. Witteveen+Bos also coordinated the community participation process with the residents and interested parties. This process was conducted in partnership with Urban Synergy. 

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Anke Springer-Rouwette