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APPENDIX 1

Draft Management Plan

Introduction

This management plan sets out the necessary prescriptions for the management of public open spaces and play areas ('POS'). Through Section 106 Agreements, developers and subsequent managers will be required to manage their POS in accordance with it, unless an alternative has been approved, in writing, by WDC. It will apply until the land is formally transferred to WDC.

Landscape Ecology Management Plan (LEMP)

If during the planning process, a LEMP has been approved for the development, it will take president over any duplicate prescriptions in this management plan. However, this management plan applies to all prescriptions absent from an approved LEMP; and will apply when the LEMP expires.

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)

This management plan does not include SuDS. A Section 106 Agreement or planning condition will require a developer to provide a site specific management plan for SuDS.


POS Scheme

Prior to commencement, a Section 106 Agreement will require the submission of a POS Scheme for approval by WDC.

The POS Scheme will comprise of:

  1. This management plan; ACCOMPANIED by
  2. An approved LEMP (if applicable).
  3. Approved landscape plans (see details below).
  4. A boundary plan (see details below).
  5. Tables 1, 2 and 3 completed (found at the end of this appendix).
  6. A programme for the delivery of the POS.

Approved landscape plans

To accompany this management plan the developer will need to annex a copy of the sites approved landscape plans. It is expected that these plans will detail (as a minimum) the items listed in table 1 at the end of this appendix. Table 1 should be completed to confirm the information is provided. If any details are absent, an additional plan (or plans) will be required to understand what has been, or will be, provided and where, to ensure elements are appropriately managed. Additional plans should be listed in Table 2.

Requirement for a boundary plan

WDC's preference is to adopt POS and a s106 agreement will typically require the developer to formally offer the POS to WDC prior to commencement - although the land would not transfer until it has been laid out to an acceptable standard. To evaluate that offer, a printed, boundary plan, to a recognised scale, is required with the formal offer to understand exactly what land is being offered to WDC for adoption. It needs to clearly and accurately show:

• What land is being offered?

• What physically forms the boundary of that land to understand where responsibility stops/starts?

• Who is (or will be) responsible for that feature?

For example, in scenario 1 (page 32) – is the hedge the boundary? And if so, is the hedge part of the transfer, or will it be for the County Council to maintain as part the public highway? The boundary plan should specify. In scenario 2, is the fence or kerb the POS boundary? And who is responsible for the fence/kerb? Again the boundary plan should specify. And what happens in scenario 3 –

the boundary plan should advise.


The boundary plan must be explicit to understand where responsibilities being, and end, to avoid future misunderstanding.

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Commuted Maintenance Sum

When the POS is transferred to WDC, a commuted maintenance sum will be payable. To calculate that sum, Table 3 at the end of the document must be completed. The table lists the maintenance

prescriptions outlined in this appendix. Should items not appear, they should be added to Table 3 with details of what they cost the developer to install. These costs will be used to assess a maintenance figure.


Overall

management objectives

The overriding objective of this management plan is to ensure that all POS are well managed and are safe and welcoming places, which are managed in a sustainable and ecologically sensitive manner.

It is the Council's aspiration that all POS would be of a standard to qualify for a Green Flag Award.

The Green Flag Award® scheme recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.

Purpose & aims

  • To ensure that everybody has access to quality green and other open spaces, irrespective of where they live.
  • To ensure that these spaces are appropriately managed and meet the needs of the communities that they serve.
  • To establish standards of good management.
  • To promote and share good practice amongst the green space sector.
  • To recognise and reward the hard work of managers, staff and volunteers.

Source: www.greenflagaward.org.uk


General maintenance items

To achieve the overall objective, all maintenance will be undertaken by a competent landscape contractor, registered with the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) and will be British Agrochemical Standards Inspection Scheme registered (BASIS), with the BASIS Advanced Contractor Certification Scheme (BACCS). One senior member of the landscape contractor working on this project will hold the BASIS Certificate in Amenity Pest Management. Any operative applying chemicals must hold their own personal Certificate of Competence for Pesticide Application (e.g. PA6), which must be available for inspection at all times. All tree work will be undertaken by a qualified professional, registered with the Arboriculture Association and all play area inspections will be undertaken by a professional holding an up-to-date RPII certificate (Register of Play Inspectors International).

Where practicable, waste materials removed from site should be recycled.


Management prescriptions


Introduction

The management prescriptions are not overtly descriptive because qualified professionals (see 'general maintenance items' above) should be familiar with current legislation and good practices; and it is expected that they will keep up-to-date with changes to legislation and working practices.

All arisings removed from site, including controlled waste, is to be managed in line with all current legislation on managing, carrying and disposing of waste.


Soft Landscaping


All new planting, including grass (years 1-5)

Prescription


Frequency

When

Dead/dying

Replace/reseed in the current planting season with the same

species and sizes unless alternatives have been approved in writing

by the local planning authority.

Annually

Oct-Mar

Existing trees

Prescription


Frequency

When

Site inspections

All trees that would fall on a play area or other area of high foot fall

Annually

Anytime

All other trees (exc. woodlands)

Every 3 years

Woodland edge trees (abutting private property/roads/paths)

Every 5 years

'Dangerous' results

Within 24 hours

Other faults, including follow up aerial surveys and decay detection

As recommended in the report

Epicormic growth

Remove

Twice a year

May-June & Sept-Oct

Crown lift

In all amenity areas (exc. woodlands, conifers

and weeping species), maintain a clear crown height at 2.5 metres

Annually

Nov-Jan

Pollard

All trees previously pollarded

Every 5 years


Light columns

Cut back all overhanging vegetation

Annually


Ivy

When 80% of the crown is covered, cut ivy at ground level and allow to re-grow. Leave cut material in the tree.

As required

Dec-Jan

Arisings

Collect and remove from site, except in woodlands when it can be stacked to create eco habitats.

As created

Anytime


Newly planted trees

Prescription


Frequency

When

Water

Until established

Weekly or more frequently in dry spells

Anytime

Mulch

A 300mm radius of the trunk to be top dressed with untreated bark chip to a depth of 100mm

Annually

Feb-April

Spray

A 300mm radius of trunk to be treated

with a contact herbicide (exc. whips)

Annually

April-May

Spiral guards and canes

Remove cane

Year 3

Anytime

Remove spiral guard

Year 5

Strim guards

Check and replace if missing

Annually, years 1-5

Anytime

Remove

Year 6

Ties and stakes – standard trees (planted with a 'H' staking system)

Underground anchors

Check and adjust

Twice a year & after severe weather

Anytime

Remove ties and the crossbar. Retain upright stakes to protect against strimmer/mower damaged.

Year 3

Remove/untie

Year 5

Weeds (whips)

Within a 0.5 metre, hand weed any weeds outgrowing the tree.

Twice a year

May & Sept/Oct

Existing native hedges

Prescription


Frequency

When

Sides (only)

Cut back current season's growth. Arising to be left on site.

Annually

Feb

Lay

Lay and remove arisings off site

Every 5-10 years

Nov-Jan

Gap up

As needed with whips to match existing hedge species

Annually

Oct-Feb


New native hedges

Prescription


Frequency

When

Year 1-3

Same as 'new tree planting'

Year 2: top

Reduce height by a third to promote thick growth

Once

Nov-Feb

Year 4-9: sides

Cut back current season's growth. Arisings to be left on site.

Annually

Feb

Year 10: lay

Lay and remove arisings off-site

Annually

Oct-Feb

Year 11+

Same as 'existing native hedge'

Ornamental and amenity hedges

Prescription


Frequency

When

Cut

Remove current season's growth (top and sides) after first checking for nesting birds. Height not to exceed that specified on the approved landscape plans

Twice a year

May/June & Aug/Sept

Weeds

Hand weed the base of any excessive weeds and any self-sown (or

otherwise planted) plants not appearing on the approved landscape plans

May and Aug

Arisings

Collect and remove from site

As created

Anytime

Chemicals

Not to be used


Amenity grass

Prescription


Frequency

When

Litter

Removed before cutting (do not mow over).

Every cut

Mar-Nov

Mow (height)

Max 80mm, min 40mm

14 times per year

Arisings

Mulched and spread evenly across the sward

Every cut

Edges

Cut with a half moon

Once a year

Jun/July

Fixed obstacles

With a residual herbicide spray a 0.2 mere area along/around the

edge of each obstacle, avoiding any drift

Jan/Feb

Ornamental grass

Prescription


Frequency

When

Litter

Removed before cutting (do not mow over).

Every cut

Mar-Nov

Mow (height)

Max 40mm, min 20mm

26 times per year

Arisings

Mulched and spread evenly across the sward

Every cut

Edges

Cut with a half moon. Overhang not to exceed 25mm

Once a year

Jun/July

Fixed obstacles

With a residual herbicide spray a 0.2 metre area along/around the edge of the obstacle, avoiding any drift

Jan/Feb


Perennial meadow

Year 1

Prescription


Frequency

When

Litter

Removed before cutting (do not mow over).

Every cut

Mar-Nov

Mow (height)

Max 80mm, min 40mm

14 cuts

Arisings

Collect and remove from site

Every cut

Weed

Survey to identify pernicious weeds. Pull Ragwort by hand and remove from site. Spot spray others.

Once a year

May

Year 2 onwards

Prescription


Frequency

When

Litter

Removed before cutting (do not mow over).

Every cut Twice a year

Spring (April/May) and summer (after 15th July)

Mow (height)

Use a reciprocating blade. Max 80mm, min 40mm

Arisings

In spring, mulch and spread evenly across the sward. In summer, cut and windrow. Leave for 2 days, then collect and remove from site.

Every cut

Weed

Survey to identify pernicious weeds. Pull Ragwort by hand and remove from site. Spot spray others.

Once a year

May


Tall herbage (grass)

Prescription


Frequency

When

Litter

Removed before cutting (do not mow over).

Every cut

Feb

Cut

In rotation, cut one fifth of the total area

Once a year

Mow (height)

Max 100mm, min 50mm

Arisings

Collect and remove from site

Every cut

Weed

Bramble, seedling trees and other woody vegetation to be removed as part of the cut, ensuring site is left

safe with no sharp points or trip hazards

Before each cut

Bulbs in grassed areas

Prescription


Frequency

When

Litter

Removed before cutting (do not mow over).

Every cut

When 95% of the leaves have turned brown

Cut

In rotation, cut one fifth of the total area

Once a year

Subsequent cuts

Same as 'amenity grass'

Grass paths

Prescription


Frequency

When

Litter

Removed before cutting (do not mow over).

Every cut

Mar-Nov

Mow (height)

Max 75mm, min 25mm

14 times per year

Mow (width)

2.5 – 3 metres.

Face up

Cut back any vegetation falling in, or over, the cleared path width

Arisings

Mulched and spread evenly across the sward

Every cut



Shrub beds

Prescription


Frequency

When

Water (year 1)

To aid establishment

Weekly

April-Sept

Prune

In line with good horticultural practice for each plant species,

prune as recommended

Annually

Various

Arisings

Collected and removed from site

Each cut

Mixed herbaceous beds

Prescription


Frequency

When

Water (year 1)

To aid establishment

Weekly

April-Sept

Prune

In line with good horticultural practice for each plant species,

prune as recommended1

Annually

Various

Divide

Lift, divide and replant perennials, disposes of weak/dead centre sections

Every 3 years

Mar/Apr

Mulch

Top dress with a weed free organic mulch to a depth of 50mm

Annually

Feb/Mar

Arisings

Collected and removed from site

As created


Chemicals

Not to be used

1The Royal Horticultural Society provides guidance on-line at: https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/plant-care/pruning


Free standing raised beds and planters

Prescription


Frequency

When

Prune

In line with good horticultural practice for each plant species,

prune as recommended

Annually

Various

Water

To sustain plants, water weekly or more frequently in sustained periods of dry weather

Weekly (plus)

Apr/Oct Feb/Mar

Weed

Hand weed

Monthly

Mulch

Top dress gravel to match existing to a depth of 50mm

Annually

Arisings

Collected and removed from site

As created

Chemicals

Not to be used

Existing coppice

Prescription


Frequency

When

Coppice

On a rota cut to the ground one fifth of the total area. Minimum area 0.25ha. (smaller areas to be treated as 'woodland'

Every 10 years

Nov-Feb

Arisings

Collected and removed from site

After each coppice

Beech and Oak

If present, do not coppice. Leave as free standing trees

Never

Never

Shelter belts

Prescription


Frequency

When

Coppice

On a rota, cut to the ground, one fifth of the total length. No block larger than 20 metres.

Every 10 years

Nov-Feb

Trees

Leave 1 in 10 trees standing to grow to maturity. Never coppice beech or oak.

Never

Never


Hard landscaping

Paths

Prescription


Frequency

When

Inspect

Carry out a safety inspection to ensure fit for purpose

Annually

Anytime

Repairs

Hazardous fault

As reported

Within 24 hrs

Other faults

As reported

Within a month

Line marking

Remark as necessary to ensure clear depiction

As required

Within a month

Edge

Cut all edges with a half moon ('see grass cutting').

Annually

June/July

Spray

With a contact herbicide, spray any vegetation growing onto, or over the edge of the path

Twice a year

May & Aug

Unbound surfaces

Keep surface level to prevent ponding. Infill to match existing material.

As needed

Street furniture

Prescription


Frequency

When

Maintain

As per manufactures' instructions

Annually

Anytime

Inspect

Carry out a safety inspection

Twice a year

Spring/Autumn

Hazardous fault

As reported

Within 24 hrs

Repair

Other faults

As reported

Within a month

Teak furniture

Apply teak oil

Annually

May/June

Metal railings

Re-paint

Every 5 years

May/Aug


Locks

Check to ensure in good working order and lubricate.

Monthly

Each month

Replace if damaged / missing

As required

Within 5 working days

Lighting

Replace damaged or defective with matching fittings

As required

Within 10 working days

Gates

Inspect to ensure design limitations do not restrict access to mobility vehicles/pushchairs

Monthly

Each month

Gabion cages

Inwater

Prescription


Frequency

When

Inspect

Check

Twice a year

April/May and Sept/Oct

Repack

If needed, repack with suitable materials

Onland

Prescription


Frequency

When

Inspect

Check

Monthly

Each month

Repack and repair

If needed, with suitable materials

As required

Same day in play areas. Within a month elsewhere.

Weeds

To be kept weed free at all times


Constructed eco habitats (bat/bird boxes, otter holts, hibernaculum)

Prescription


Frequency

When

Bird boxes

Check and clean

Annually

Nov

Bat boxes

Do nothing. Only maintenance free boxes should be installed

n/a

n/a

Disturbance

Retain a map to identify where all artificial features are located

Continuous

Teak furniture

Be respectful of operations within the areas shown on the map

Bridges

Prescription


Frequency

When

Inspect

Visual inspection

Monthly

Each month

Written inspection report, including a dive inspection for parts submerged in water

Annually

Anytime

Faults

Hazardous reports – repair or close and fence off to prevent access; and sign a diversion

As required

Within 24 hrs

Repair

As required

Within a month

Retaining structures

Prescription


Frequency

When

Inspect

Safety inspection to be completed by a qualified structural engineer

Annually

Anytime

Actions

As per the report


Water bodies (including ponds, lakes and open water)

Buffer zone

(On dry land, a 2 metre wide zone of tall vegetation around the edge of a pond/lake

Prescription


Frequency

When

Cut (height)

Max 100mm

Annually

Sept

Self-sown trees

Remove, including the roots

Annually

Oct-Feb

Weed

Remove invasive weeds:

• Pull Himalayan Balsam by hand before flowers go to seed.

• Spray Giant Hogweed with a contact herbicide (when it is in its rosette form) having acquired the Environment Agency's prior approval in writing.

• Remove Giant Hogweed flowers before seeding.

Annually

June/July

April/May

As found

Arisings

Deposit off-site

As required

Reedbeds

Prescription


Frequency

When

Cut

Using manual tools, cut to a max height of 150mm above the water level

Annually

Sept

Woody plant

Check and remove any self-sown trees or other woody plan, including the roots

Arisings

Leave on the side for 1 week to allow

invertebrates to return to the water, then deposit off-site


Open water

Prescription


Frequency

When

Clear water

Remove plants as needed to maintain 40% of the area open water

Annually

Sept/Oct

Break ice

If water freezes, hit to crack the ice to deter people attempting to walk on it

When ice forms

As soon as identified

Blue/Green or Red Algae

If found, erect and maintain signs until it naturally disappears

As required

Barley straw

Insert at recommended rates for the volume of water to keep water clear. Whole bails are acceptable, otherwise to be inserted into suitable plastic mesh.

Twice a year

Mar & Oct

Remove all old applications before inserting new ones and dispose of off-site.

Annually

Oct

Watercourses including drainage ditches

Prescription


Frequency

When

Inspect

Check all watercourses to ensure water flows freely through the central channel

Monthly

Every month

Blockages

Remove anything that impedes, or could impede flows and dispose of off-site

Immediately


Inlets and outlets including ditches and drains

Prescription


Frequency

When

Inspect

Visually inspect

Daily

Daily

Clear

Clear all inlets, outlets, grills and associated chambers of vegetation and debris to allow water to flow freely and dispose of non- biodegradable waste off-site

Monthly

Each month

Jet

Jet all pipes/gullies

Annually

Anytime

De-siit

The base only, including pipes under pathways.

Spread on the side for 72 hrs to allow

invertebrates to return to the water, then spread evenly over surrounding area so as not to cause and issue to mowing.

Annually

Sept-Oct

Re-shape

Reshape sides and base. Spread on the side for 72 hrs to allow invertebrates to return to the water, then spread evenly over surrounding area so as not to cause and issue to mowing.

Every 5-10 years

Fountains

Prescription


Frequency

When

Not working

Switch off pump or contact someone who can.

If noticed whilst carrying out any maintenance on site

Immediately

Foam

Apply an anti-foaming agent to the water.

Winter closure

Turn off and drain

Annually

Mid Nov –mid Mar

Filters

Clean

Weekly

When operating

Water quality

Test and treat if needed

Litter

Remove all foreign items and dispose of off-site

3 x a week


Nesting swans

Prescription


Frequency

When

Fence off

Install a temporary fence around any nests to prevent dog disturbance; and remove when nest vacated

Annually

Anytime

Canadian geese

'If population is a human health concern or is causing damage to vegetation, lake banks or structures.

Prescription


Frequency

When


Marked with a permeant




pen to identify treated




eggs. Then seal in a



Eggs

liquid paraffin and replaced back in the




next causing minimum disturbance to birds

3 x a year

Mainly April


and public.



Records

Keep records of the number of nests and eggs treated



Fish

Prescription


Frequency

When


For safety, to be



Fishing pegs

inspected annually by a RoSPA inspector and actions taken as


Anytime


recommended.




Remove as many as




feasible to prevent




overstocking (which will occur naturally); and to

Annually


Remove fish

prevent fish kill during dry weather when they may be insufficient oxygen in


Sept/Feb


the water. Commercial




removal is permitted by




an approved licence




holder.



Fishing

Only permitted at approved fishing pegs

Stocking

Not permitted


Safety Buoys

Prescription


Frequency

When

Install

Install ONLY if recommended by a RoSPA inspection

Year 1

Anytime

Check

Replace if missing or until a RoSPA inspector advises otherwise.

Weekly

ASAP

Pollution

Prescription


Frequency

When

Reports

Inspect and report to the Environment Agency

When reported

Immediately

Respond

As directed by the Environment Agency.

Weekly

ASAP

Cleansing

Leaf litter

Prescription


Frequency

When

Grass areas

Using mulching blades on mowers, mulch and spread evenly over the sward

6 x a year

Sept-Dec

Paths

Blow/sweep onto grass areas and treat as 'grass areas'

Play areas & shrub/ flower beds

Collect and spread on grass, then treat as 'grass areas'.

Large deposits

If impractical to mulch, collect and remove from site

Once

Nov (after last leave fall)


Fly tipping, litter, dog fouling and graffiti

Prescription


Frequency

When

Litter pick

Pick entire area (exc. water bodies, woodland and ecological areas)

Weekly

Every week

Events

Litter pick entire area before and after

When an event is scheduled

Water bodies (inc. ditches)

Remove all items found

Monthly

Every month

Ecological areas

i.e. bramble and nettle patches. Remove all non- biodegradable items

Annually

Nov-Feb

Woodlands (inc spinneys)

Deep cleanse. Walk through site and collect all litter

Annually

Nov-Feb

Flood debris

Under 'litter pick', remove all debris, including natural materials.

As required

When water has receded

Glass (play areas)

Remove

As reported

Same day

Glass (elsewhere)

Treat as 'litter pick'

Fly tip

Fly tip is considered anything that would take 2 or more people to remove. Other items treat as 'litter pick'

As reported/seen by staff

Within 24 hrs

Dog waste

Remove

Drug paraphernalia

Remove

Same day

Graffiti

Offensive: remove

Within 24 hrs

All other (except stake park): remove

Within 5 working days

Abandoned vehicles

If not in an official parking bay, report to the Police

Same day

Remove unless advised otherwise by Police

As required

Within 48hrs

Guano

Clean to prevent a build up

4 times a year

Every 3 months

Chewing gum /sticky residues

Arisings

Remove from site

Each collection

Every time


Litter bins/dog bins

Prescription


Frequency

When

Empty

Bins should never be more than 50% full. After each empty, insert a new plastic sack and relock the bin (if lockable).

3 x a week (or more if needed)

Weekly

External clean

Every time the bin is emptied wash the outside of the bin.

Litter pick

Every visit, pick up any litter (regardless of type) within a 5 metre radius of the bin

Internal clean

Wash and disinfect the inside using a jet washer

Annually

As required

Anytime

Re-paint & repair

Repaint; and repair as necessary

Additional bins

To be installed where there is found to be a particular problem.

Sweeping hard area – sealed surfaces

Prescription


Frequency

When

Moss

If present remove before sweeping

Monthly

Every month

Sweep

Sweep using machinery suitable for the location that will not damage the surface, adjacent planting, grass edges, trees or other structures

Arisings

Disposed of off-site

Sweeping hard area – unbound surfaces

Prescription


Frequency

When

Sweep

Manually remove debris.

Do not use machines or blowers

Monthly

Every month

Arisings

Disposed of off-site




Cleaning of benches and signs

Prescription


Frequency

When

Wash

Clean all benches and signs with water and a suitable detergent that will not cause surface damage

Twice a year

Every 6 months

Replace

Any that are lost, stolen, damaged or are illegible

As reported/seen by staff

Within a year

Snow and ice

Prescription


Frequency

When

Grit

When predicted, spread grid at the manufactory's recommended rate on steps and slopes

When forecast

ASAP after forecast

Dead animals

Prescription


Frequency

When

Carcasses

Remove and dispose of off-site

When reported

Within 24 hrs

Children and Youth

Play areas

Prescription


Frequency

When

Inspect

Recorded, visual inspection by a RPII qualified person

Weekly

Every week

Recorded, operational inspections by a RPII qualified per

Monthly

Every month

Independent RoSPA inspection and report

Annually

Before the anniversary of the last report

Damage

Make safe

As reported

Same day

Repair

Every time

Within 2 month of report

Records

To be retained for 18 yrs

Dogs

No permitted within fenced play area


Grass sports pitches

Prescription


Frequency

When

Mark out

Using a line to ensure lines are straight and true, mark out the pitch with white line marker when the grass is dry to prevent creep. Before marking, cut the grass to ensure it is no more than 25mm in height. Litter/ leaf pick prior to each marking

Annually

Last week of Aug

Re-mark as needed during the football season

Generally fortnightly

Sept-May

Cut

Same as 'amenity grass'

Fertilise

To maintain a good sward, apply a sports field fertiliser at the manufacturers rates (to the whole pitch)

Annually

Oct (in suitable weather conditions)

Slitting

Slit the pitch with an approved tractor mounted slitting machine, with tapered slit tines to a depth of at least 200m

5 times

Sept-May

Harrow

Chain harrow the pitch to assist evenness of the playing surface

3 times

Roll

Roll with a light roller to level any divots

6 times

Compaction

Lightly fork compacted areas to relief compaction I.e. in goal mouths.

Once

June-Aug

Re-seed

Apply an amenity grass mix (at the manufacturer's recommended rate) to any bare patches, lightly rake into the surface and water

May

Goal posts

To be left in situ

Dog foul

Same as 'Fly tipping, Litter, dog foul and graffiti'


Basketball/Hard surface ball courts

Prescription


Frequency

When

Inspect

Same as 'play area'

Line markings

Same as 'paths'

Sweep

See 'Sweep hard surface – bound'

BMX tracks (grass)

Prescription


Frequency

When

Inspect

Same as 'play area'

Cut height

Min 100mm, Max, 150mm

3 x a year

May, July, Sept

Arisings

Mulched and evenly spread over

the sward

Stake parks (metal/concrete)

Prescription


Frequency

When

Inspect

Same a 'play area'

Graffiti

Leave unless offensive in which case same 'Fly tipping, litter, dog foul and graffiti'.


Miscellaneous

Pests (animals and insects)

Prescription


Frequency

When

Serious damage

To be controlled by an approved contractor holding the relevant licences; and damage repaired i.e. filling in of holes and scraps.

As reported

As required

Moles

Are accepted and to be left untreated unless causing damage to a formal sports pitch. Then

the pitch is to be treated as 'serious damage'

No action required

Wasp nests

Are acceptable as part of local biodiversity; and are to be left untreated (except play areas)

Next to a play area, nests are to be removed.

As reported/seen by staff

Within 48 hrs

Notifiable tree pests and diseases

Prescription


Frequency

When

Identification

Train staff to identify

Annually

Anytime

Monitor

If found, or suspected, take photos and report to the Forestry Commission on-line via 'tree alert'

When reported/seen by staff

Within 24 hrs

Manage

Treat as recommended by Defra

Invasive species

Prescription


Frequency

When

Zero tolerance

Remove/treat as applicable following Defra guideline

When reported/seen by staff

Within 48 hrs

Identification

Train staff to identity

Annually

Anytime

Monitor

Map locations and revisit them to identify instances of re-occurrence; and

re-treat as required.


Dogs

Prescription


Frequency

When

Dogs

To be kept under close control at all time

At all times

Continuously

Dog foul

The person responsible for the animal (when on site) must collected, and responsibly disposed, off it.

Immediately

Not permitted

Prescription


Frequency

When

Scattering of ashes/ interments

No permitted

Anytime

Swimming

Model boats

Camping or rough sleeping

Fires

Metal detecting

Flying of aircraft or drones, of any description.

Fireworks

Not permitted except approved, organised events.

At all times unless exception applies

BBQs

Not permitted except in a designated area

with purpose built, fixed, BBQs – except during sustained periods of dry weather when the risk of fires is higher

Mechanically propelled vehicles

Not permitted, except mobility buggies operated by registered disabled visitors; and authorised maintenance vehicles


POS Scheme: tables to be completed

Prior to commencement, a Section 106 Agreement will require the submission of a POS Scheme for approval by WDC. This requires Tables 1, 2 and 3 to be completed.

Table 1: Do the approved landscape plans provide the followingdetail?

If the approved landscape plan (or plans) does not provide details on the items listed, an additional plan (or plans) will be required to identify, where and what has been, or will be, provided. Additional plans should be listed in Table 2.

Site name and address:


Planning application ref. no.:


Approved landscape plan ref. no.:


Item

On the approved l/s plan? (Tick) 2

Item

On the approved l/s plan? (Tick) 1

1. Soil type (acid/alkaline/neutral)


2. Benches (location, manufacturer, make and model)


3. Final site contours


4. Bins (location, manufacturer, make and model)


5. Cross sections illustrating final site contours


6. Signs (location, manufacturer, make and model)


7. Plant species, sizes and location (proposed and existing)


8. Water features (proposed and existing)


9. Grass type (ornamental, amenity, meadow)


10. Fences (type, height and construction details)


11. Play area (location, layout and equipment: manufacturer, make and models)


12. Informal sports facilities i.e. goal posts (location, type)


13. Paths (type identified: footpath, cycleway, vehicular access track, width and construction details)


14. Bridges (location, type, construction details)


15. Maintenance access points with dropped kerbs at the roadside


16. Anti-vehicular access measures (location, type and construction details)


17. Raised beds (height, location, construction details)


18. Structures, i.e. pergolas, arbours, sculptures (type and construction details)


19. Drainage features not relating to a SuD i.e. inlets, outlets, sluice gates, French drains, gullies (location and details).


20. Bollards/gates/height restrictors (location and type)


21. Private easements (location and details)


22. Steps ( location, construction details)


2If not on the approved landscape plan, please insert 1,2,3 etc. and give details in Table 2.


23. Retaining structures (location, type, construction details)


24. Underground utilities (location, type, proposed, existing, redundant) 12.


25. Man-made eco-habitats (location, type)


26. Lighting (location, manufacturer, make and model)


Table 2: List of additional plans

Site name and address:


Planning application ref. no.:


Plan

Name of plan

1


2


3


4


Table 3: Commuted maintenance sum

Table 3 lists the features likely to be included in POS. It must be completed to inform the quantities being provided; enabling a commuted maintenance sum to be calculated. The Section 106 Agreement will require a commuted maintenance sum to be paid at the point the land is transferred to WDC for adoption.

If items are not listed in the table, they should be inserted at the end with details of what they cost the developer to provide and install. These costs will be used to assess a maintenance figure.

Site name and address:


Planning application ref. no.:



Unit

Quantity

Soft landscaping

Existing trees

No.


Existing pollarded trees

No.


Newly planted trees

No.


Existing native hedge

Linear metre


New native hedge

Linear metre


Ornamental and amenity hedge

Linear metre


Amenity grass

Metre squared



Ornamental grass

Metre squared


Perennial meadow grass

Metre squared


Tall herbage

Metre squared


Bulbs in grass

Metre squared


Shrubs beds

Metre squared


Mixed herbaceous beds

Metre squared


Free standing raised beds and planters

Metre squared


Existing coppice

Metre squared


Shelter belts

Metre squared


Hard landscaping

Paths (tarmac)


Metre squared


Paths (granite)


Metre squared


Fencing

Post and Rail

Linear metre


Birds mouth (knee rail)

Linear metre


Metal hoop top

Linear metre


Steps

Insitu concrete

Each


Precast Concrete Slab,

≤0.5m2

Each


Street furniture

Benches

Wood

No.


Metal

No.


Mixed (metal & wood)

No.


Gates

Pedestrian

No.


Vehicular

No.


Cycle parking

Single sided, 3 space unit

No.


Double sided, 6 space unit

No.


Signs (entrance, play area&interpretation) .

No

Bird boxes

No


Light columns

see footnote 1

No.

Bollards (fixed)

No.

Bollards (retractable)

No.

Gabion cages

Metre squared

Bridges

No.

Retaining structures

Metre squared

Water bodies

Buffer zone

Metre squared

Reed beds

Metre squared

Open water

Metre squared

Watercourse including drainage ditches

Linear metres

Inlets and outlets

No.

Fountains

No.

Safety buoys

No.

Cleansing

Cleansing – site wide litter pick (exc. woodland

Metre squared

Cleaning – annual deep cleanse (woodland only)

Metre squared

Bins

No.

Sweep hard areas (bound)

Metre squared

Sweep hard areas (unbound)

Metre squared

Clean benches and signs

No.

Children/Youth

Play area

No.

Grass sport pitch

Metre squared

Basketball/hard surface ball court

Metre squared

BMX track

Metre squared

Skate park

Metre squared

Other items

List

Unit

Quantity

Cost to provide

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