Green Infrastructure

What the Land Trust believes

Green Infrastructure is the network of natural elements, green spaces, rivers, canals and lakes that are in and around our urban environments, connecting them together.

Therefore, Green Infrastructure is a critical element of sustainable development and must not be overlooked within the planning system.

Well maintained green Infrastructure provides many benefits to society, including:

  • Helping communities to adapt to and manage with changing climates
  • Making our environments more resilient and healthy, such as improving air soil and water quality, helping to reduce flood risk, acting as natural drainage systems (SuDS) and supporting and enhancing biodiversity
  • Improving health and wellbeing, being places for people to use for exercise, socialising, relaxing, unwinding and enjoying wildlife
  • Reducing pressures on health services and reducing public sector costs

What we want to achieve

We want to ensure that Green Infrastructure is recognsied as a key element of any urban environment which can contribute to solutions to existing and future economic, environmental and social challenges.

We want to see stronger and clearer support from Government on understanding the value of green infrastructure within the built environment and to support investment mechanisms for managing it long term.

What we are doing

We are promoting messages about the importance of green infrastructure through a variety of ways, including responding to government consultations and through publications, research, events and PR activity.

I used to work at Askern pit so I've got an affinity with the place. I've been volunteering at the park for the past couple of years, helping people get the most out of it.

Pete Robson, volunteer at Warren House Park


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If you have any questions or queries about what we do or how to go about working with us we'd love to hear from.

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How you can help

We are always on the look out for enthusiastic, committed people who want to make a real and lasting difference in their local community.

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