Green Infrastructure Guidelines updated

17th February 2016

Through it's work in maintaining green spaces for community benefit, the Land Trust aims to contribute towards raising awareness of the importance and value of green infrastructure and the social, environmental and economic benefits it brings.

Green infrastructure is a critical element of sustainable development and must not be overlooked within the planning system. This can then ensure that green infrastructure is incorporated into the built environment and that the long-term investment mechanisms for maintaining it are put in place from the outset.

The Department for Communities and Local Government has recently updated the guidelines on green infrastructure in the Planning Practice Guidance, and this guidance provides a good overview, including:

  • What Green Infrastructure is
  • Why it is important for delivering sustainable developments, and
  • How it should be planned for in the long term (including management and funding mechanisms)

The Land Trust manages over 2,000 of green space, some of which is considered as green infrastructure within the built environment.

Wellesley Woodlands in Aldershot is one example, and another is the parks and other green spaces in Warrington.

Further information about how we manage our green spaces and work with partners, click here.


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