National Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug

Spatial ambitions for the area

The Heuvelrug as a robust green spine is crucial for the future of the region. It forms the fundaments of nature preservation, economics, liveability, quality of living and recreation. One continuous National Park is the way to preserve this in the most sustainable way.

Client: Nationaal Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug
Date: June 2017
Areal development team: Joris Hogenboom, Karen Heerschop, Bert van der Moolen, Rein Kruk, Irma Bakkers
Commissioned to: OKRA Landschapsarchitecten
design team: Wim Voogt, Mirte van laarhoven, Simone van der Wiel

Integral ambitions

The area development team defined a top 10 spatial ambitions, which need to be prioritised to maintain and develop the pristine nature, the landscape, the cultural history and recreation of the Heuvelrug.

Top 10 Ambitions

Restoring seepage

Developing forest and heather

Connecting nature areas

Protecting estates

Mapping prehistoric landscape

Strengthening identities

Intensifying Heuvelrug experience

Facilitating recreational activities

Improving recreational network

Anchoring zoning plan

Participation process

The ambitions are formulated with a large number of governmental organisations, involved volunteers, and local users.