2007 Annual Review
Recommendation 3.16 of 82

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3.16
2007 Annual Review
2007
Closed

Recommendation

Develop clear plans for how habitat is to be restored after construction on all sites.

History

Status at 31 Mar 2013

Closed

Status at 01 Oct 2012

Closed

Status at 31 Mar 2012

Closed

Status at 31 Dec 2011

Closed

Status at 30 Sep 2011

Closed

Status at 30 Jun 2011

Closed

Status at 31 Dec 2010

Closed

The Olympic Park habitat will be restored in line with the Biodiversity Action Plan, which was given planning consent in 2009. This plan sets out the goals and targets for both habitat protection and enhancement post Games (to 2014). It also sets out what needs to happen to provide 45 ha of habitat that can mature into a SINC of at least Borough Grade 1 status. The Transformation Planning Application shows how the majority of this habitat will be provided, with the remainder dependant on a further application covering other areas such as the stadium island, which will come forward when the stadium use is clearer. The ODA have produced a document 'Towards a 10 year management plan' which sets out how the site can be managed, including the ecological elements of the Park. The OPLC will be looking to procure an estates and facilities management contractor in early 2011. We are informed that this contract will include the management of the park, including the landscape and thus the biodiversity of the site. However, as this is still in development it is not currently possible to verify this. The level of resources available for the long term habitat management will be critical to ensuring that the BAP habitats are able to mature and achieve the appropriate SINC status. LOCOG plans are developing in this area with a commitment to 'leave no trace' at its venue locations. Ecological surveys are being done at venues with potential ecological impacts to manage these and develop mitigation plans. Mitigation and management plans being developed for Greenwich Park set out how they will enhance the acid grassland habitats in the park. They also set out plans for restoration of the acid grassland affected by the cross country course. It is essential that LOCOG continue to fully develop and implement these plans (including the habitat enhancement and post-Games habitat restoration) and the restoration sufficiently resourced to ensure that the ecological impacts on this sensitive venue are effectively managed. Closed (recommendations from the biodiversity review take precedence)

Status at 30 Sep 2010

Progress Made

Status at 30 Jun 2010

Progress Made

Status at 31 Dec 2009

Progress Made

The Olympic Park habitat will be restored in line with the Biodiversity Action Plan, which was given planning consent in 2009. This plan sets out the goals and targets for both habitat protection and enhancement post Games (to 2014). A 10 year management plan for the Park has been developed, with the first phase of it submitted to PDT. LOCOG plans are to be covered by Venue Environment Management Plans, which cannot be assessed until these are produced. However, attention has been given to managing biodiversity in the plans for Greenwich Park as part of preparing the Planning Application for this venue. Progress made

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