The future’s bright – the future’s green
IN A bid to dispel fears that rapid expansion could see the town disappear under a sea of concrete Irene Seijo aims to make sure Ashford stays green and blue.
She has been appointed by Ashford’s Future to oversee a strategy that aims to improve Ashford’s green spaces and waterways and the links between them.
Irene Seijo comes to Ashford from the environmental regeneration charity Groundwork and will be responsible for co-ordinat- ing the development of the landscape and waterways of Ashford, which is one of four Government-designated growth areas in the South East.
Judith Armitt, the managing director of Ashford’s Future, said: “We are delighted to welcome Irene to the team.
“She will have the challenging but exciting role of developing ambitious new leisure and recreational assets.”
As area director for Groundwork South East London, she was responsible for managing their overall programme of projects.
She said: “High quality and functional open spaces are an important part of sustainable development in Ashford and I’m looking forward to working with the team to take key projects from concept to delivery.”