Report of the Superintendent of Hampstead Heath.
The Committee considered a report of the Superintendent of Hampstead Heath on recent updates on the development of the Management Plan. The Committee were advised that further written submissions were welcome to be submitted prior to the management committee meeting on the 21st November 2016.
Following a query from a Member (London Council for Sport and Recreation) it was confirmed that the plan had sought to take learning from the last process in the development of recommendations for the 2018 Plan.
A key learning from the review stage was the importance of a “golden thread” through the management framework from the ten year strategic management plan, through the rolling 3-year divisional plan and implemented through the annual work programmes and projects.
In accordance with the approved programme for the 2018 Plan, the local community would be invited to engage with the development of the plan, particularly around their aspirations for the future of the Heath. In response to a query from a Member (Hampstead Garden Suburb Residents’ Association) about how community aspirations would be used, it was advised that an understanding of community aspirations would inform an outcomes framework to assist future decision making and prioritising, as well as to measure progress and success.
A Member (Highgate Conservation Area Advisory Committee) advised that it was important to capture the good consultation methods that had been developed as part of the Café procurement and the ponds project.
Members further discussed the possibility of holding walks open to the public discussing the management priorities for the Heath and Officers undertook to progress the suggestion.