Thank you for your Freedom of Information request concerning the management of biodiversity at Brentwood Borough Council, this has been passed to me for a reply as the responsible Officer for this service area.
In response to your questions I can advise the following:
1. The Council has in place member approved management plans for all its significant informal open spaces with most of these available to view on the Council’s website, these management plans place an emphasis on the management of the sites for the benefit of biodiversity and ecology in conjunction with the interaction of the public using the sites.. In addition to this the authority is also working with the Forestry Commission and Natural England to establish forestry management plans for it woodland stock.
2. There is no specific budget for promoting biodiversity nor is there any specific marketing or publicity campaign for the same subject therefore I am unable to provide a figure for this question.
3. This will remain the same as in answer 2.
4. There is no one person responsible for ‘promoting’ biodiversity within Brentwood Borough Council. I am responsible for the public open space realm and the Council also has an Arboricultural Officer who reports to me with the remit of managing and enhancing the countryside network of sites the Council has responsibility for. My contact details can be found at the end of this communication.