"Green in and around Wageningen must be preserved"
Wageningen is connected to the green surrounding it. For most people it is also a reason why Wageningen is a nice place to live. The preservation of the green is therefore essential for a livable Wageningen and we will invest appropriate effort in it.
The municipality is responsible for the spatial appearance of the city. For example, by means of zoning plans, it arranges where new residential areas may be built or existing neighborhoods may be expanded. Past council period, there has been a lot of work on the development of new locations, therefore there are only few places where we still can or want to build. Since we do not want to build in the Binnenveld and also do not want to expand within the “Wagengingse Eng”, we believe that no major new construction projects have to be added. Instead, we focus on increasing the quality of existing projects. For example, we also want to open up the last part of the city canal again. Consequently, the running water will also immediately reduce odor nuisance. A city ecologist could also play a major role in improving nature- and water quality in the city.
About € 7.8 million of the € 93 million is going to live in Wageningen. That is 8.4% of the total.