Green Infrastructure Action Plan for Pollinators South East Wales
The plan is the first of its kind and sets out how land owners can manage their property more effectively and work together to tackle the decline of bees and other pollinators. Delivered through collaboration between neighbouring councils, social landlords, emergency services, schools, land owners and other community groups. It outlines actions to encourage bees and other pollinating insects. These include cutting grass to different heights at different times of the year and the development of wild flower meadows or formal planting areas.
The Action Plan seeks to address the decline of pollinators throughout the study area by identifying baseline conditions, measures to benefit pollinators and the preparation of a series of management action plans. These are focused towards implementation on publicly owned areas of green infrastructure in order to encourage the spread of and raise awareness of the importance of pollinators for our health and wellbeing.
Complementary pollinator projects were completed across the collaboration. In Monmouthshire the Action Plan was complemented by the development of its pollinator garden at Usk, inspired by its new green infrastructure policy approach to development and management. It was winner of the President’s Award for Best Landscape Project, Landscape Institute Awards 2017.