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This section provides a brief overview of the process to date in the development of the PDF. Figure 2 illustrates how we have engaged with stakeholders and will continue to engage with others in the preparation of the PDF.

Pre scenario research

The first stage of the process was to gather and prepare a range of background information that would inform and support the preparation of the PDF. The majority of the research was completed in the first half of 2007. Baseline information for the Park is still being collated and will continue as part of the monitoring and review process.


Three key documents were produced from this stage of the work:

  • Initial Baseline Report
  • Statement of Community Involvement - available at www.leevalleypark.org.uk/parkframework
  • Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report

Exploring alternative scenarios

In this stage of the process we explored a range of possible development and management options with stakeholders to identify and evaluate the range of benefits and potential implications that could arise from different development options. This was done by assessing four scenarios:

  • Biodiversity
  • Sport and physical activity
  • Environmental infrastructure; and Social and community infrastructure.

Each scenario comprised of a series of propositions for the future development and management of the Park, and outlined key polices required to deliver them. The scenario development process was undertaken over the summer of 2007, and included a number of stakeholder workshops.


Four key documents were produced from this stage of the work:

Preparing Preferred Development Option

During this stage of the process we drew together a range of opportunities and issues identified at the scenario development stage. We explored possibilities for the future; working iteratively towards a preferred combination of scenarios, in order to maximise synergies and minimise conflicts between them.


A thematic and topic based approach was adopted. It included five overarching themes and was based on the original four scenarios (with the inclusion of a theme relating to the Park as a visitor destination). These themes were then further developed to become the six aims of the PDF.


This stage included a number of workshops with Members of the Authority and stakeholders. These workshops helped to review and refine objectives and proposals in an iterative process during the course of 2008/2009.


The primary output of this stage of the process was a draft Park Development Framework document, which set out our vision, aims, objectives and proposals for the Park.


An open consultation on a draft PDF was undertaken between November 2009 and January 2010. Some 57 organisations, groups and individuals responded to the consultation. The collective comments have been invaluable in shaping the content and structure of the PDF, and will inform ongoing development and refinement of objectives and proposals.


Four key documents were produced from this stage of the work:

The Engagement Process
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