Across the country, partnerships have come together to create visions for their local wetlands for the benefit of people, wildlife and the historic environment. These local visions are incredibly important, turning the Wetland Vision into reality. The development of local visions is patchy across the country and at various stages of development. Each project uses different approaches to reach their objectives.
The Wetland Vision supports and promotes local visions, offering a network of information on some of the best ways in which to create and enhance wetlands through the initial development of an area based vision. We are actively updating our local visions data and hope to expand our understanding about them in the future.
Wetland Visions Map
In order to see the details of a selection of local wetland visions, hover over and click on the points on the map.
Local Visions are particularly inspirational and have aspects we'd like to advocate as best practice. There are many more not currently displayed. For more information on a wider list of local visions going on across England, click on the link below
For more information on case studies, local datasets and Frequently Asked Questions, see the Local Visions Guidance on our Downloads page.
Cotswold Water Park Vision
The vision aims to deliver one of England’s top wildlife sites nationally and internationally by restoring and recreating 14 miles of wetland landscape, a mosaic of lakes, rivers, flood meadows and reedbeds. It will provide an attractive landscape for wildlife to prosper, encourage leisure pursuits and improve the quality of life for both local communities and visitors alike.
CWP Nature Conservation Forum; Cotswold Water Park Trust, RSPB, Natural England, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust,Environment Agency, Wiltshire Ornithological Society, Gloucestershire County Council, Wiltshire Council, Cotswold District Council,Swindon Borough Council.
Gareth Harris, Biodiversity Officer, Cotswold Water Park Trust, Cotswold House, Manor Farm, Down Ampney, Cirencester GL7 5QF, telephone: 01793 752413 / 752730 email: email@example.com