Stour Valley Park Consultant

Bournemouth Parks Foundation

South East Dorset
Up to £50,000 pa

Paid • Full or Part Time • Temporary

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Tuesday, 7th January 2020  

Stour Valley Park – Consultant required

The Stour Valley Park (SVP) in Dorset is a concept to improve recreational, health and wellbeing and wildlife opportunities in the river corridor between the National Trust Estate at Kingston Lacy and Christchurch Harbour. 

A step change in access opportunities to c.2000 ha of green space will be afforded by this project for all with a range of gateways linking to existing greenways and parks within the area.

The resulting SVP Strategy document and associated Business Plan will clearly lay out the way forward for the creation of the Park in 2021/22 as part of a new overarching BCP Green Infrastructure Strategy. 

On behalf of the Client you and your associates will:

  • Gather all pertinent information relating to the key themes in the Stour Valley: heritage & the environment, housing & development, transport & the economy, rural economic development & the ‘Green’ economy, health and wellbeing, education & learning and the voluntary and charitable sector.
  • Carry out public consultation to include local community groups & organisations, private landowners, land (& river) users, potential business partnerships in the valley corridor, educational users, planners & tourism.
  • Work with the GIS support officer and organise the production of presentable maps/plans of the area.
  • Gather baseline data from our stakeholder organisations in conjunction with Vivid Economics (Greenkeeper Tool).
  • Visit comparable heritage locations which have demonstrated intervention on a landscape scale as a guide to best practice.

The maximum fee to completion is £50k inclusive of your associates’ fees, materials and expenses and VAT.

Please download the Consultant’s Brief and instructions for your submission at:

Your submission must reach the client by midnight on Tuesday 7th January 2020

Start date 27th January 2020 & Finish Date 31st May 2021

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