Draft Open Space Strategy 2017

As part of our commitment to improving public open spaces, a strategy has been developed to direct and prioritise improvements and spending across its open spaces. Hull has a number of historic parks, green open spaces and civic spaces. Many of these are very popular with residents and community groups who are playing an ever more important role in making these sites their own. Many sites, however, are in need of investment and improvement. The strategy covers all open spaces including civic spaces, equipped play areas for children and young people and the city’s semi natural green spaces. The key vision afforded by the strategy is 'protecting and improving Hull’s open spaces now and in the future'.

Hull’s open spaces form an important part of the city’s infrastructure, providing leisure spaces, places for active sport and hosting a variety of events. Civic spaces and gardens provide city workers, residents and visitors with a striking backdrop to our beautiful city. Recent improvements to the civic spaces and investment in the public realm show the real difference a quality environment makes.

We are inviting comments from the public and partners on the long term vision for the city’s open spaces. The strategy is supported by seven neighbourhood area based documents to direct area priorities and actions. These documents allow the flexibility to review and add projects as required working within the remit of the objectives of the Open Spaces Strategy.


Comments about the strategy

Any comments about the strategy or the neighbourhood area priority and action reports should include your name and address and should be sent to us by midnight on Monday 13 February.

You can contact us by email - parksandgardens@hullcc.gov.uk


What happens next

The strategy is to be taken to Full Cabinet in March.