Open Space Strategy
Open space makes an important contribution to our overall quality of life. It provides:
- a sense of freedom and relief from our built environment
- somewhere to relax and leave behind the strains and pressures of day to day life
- somewhere to play
- to enjoy the flora and fauna
- to meet with our friends and family
- to exercise
- to learn about our natural environment
The existence of quality open spaces also improves the visual attractiveness of where we live and work. It helps to define the character of our borough and its unique identity and can improve the economic performance of the borough by attracting and retaining employment.
In developing the Open Space Strategy, we provide a framework for the management and development of open spaces within the borough. It will enable the whole community - residents, community organisations, voluntary and statutory agencies and businesses - to work in partnership to obtain the maximum benefit from our open spaces.
The basis of this framework is contained within an overall vision statement for open space. Eight strategic objectives set out the key areas of improvement we are prioritising and an action plan, arising out of the strategic objectives, that provides the detailed route map to enable the objectives to be achieved.
In setting out our Strategy, we are stressing the importance we place on our desire to involve the whole community in shaping the future of our open space. We recognise that open space affects the lives of almost everyone that lives and works in the borough. That’s because we believe that the effective management and community involvement of our open spaces offers considerable potential for helping to make Haringey a thriving and more cohesive community.
Haringey's Open Space Strategy was adopted by the Council in November 2005. The full Open Space Strategy and the Executive Summary are both available to read in the attached files section below.