Stephenson Halliday were pleased to assist Lancaster City Council in the development of a new grassland management strategy. This will see changes to the way grass is cut in parks and public spaces across the district.
Since the 1930s, England has lost 97% of its grasslands, with more than 500 species having disappeared, and more could yet follow, including hedgehogs and house sparrows. The new strategy will help increase biodiversity, improve the workload planning of staff, and will help meet the council’s climate change commitments.
Stephenson Halliday assisted the Council in developing a map to ensure every area of outdoor space is optimised to its fullest potential. The nine cutting palettes are public open space, managed long meadow, desirelines, meadow edges, verges, amenity prestige, informal sports, and two types of wildflower meadows (introductory mix and perennial mix).
Further information and the interactive map can be found here: https://bit.ly/37GOIun