What the Land Trust believes
We believe that Green Infrastructure is a critical element of sustainable development and must not be overlooked within the planning system.
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. Well maintained Green Infrastructure provides many benefits to society, including:
What we want to achieve
We want to ensure that decision makers recognise Green Infrastructure as an essential element of any urban environment and acknowledge how it can help tackle existing and future economic, environmental and social challenges.
We want to see explicit and strong support from Government on the value of Green Infrastructure within the built environment and for this to be reflected in guidance and best practice, as well as a commitment to support investment mechanisms for managing it long term.
What we are doing
We are showcasing the value of Green Infrastructure by building relationships with key decision makers and contributing to and publishing research, such as reports and guidance documents to secure a clear commitment to Green Infrastructure.
Land, in particular public open space and wildlife, has always been my passion and here at the Land Trust I get to make a difference. I enjoy covering a large area of England and Wales and seeing a wide variety of sites. No site is the same, so it makes my job interesting.
Alison Whitehead, Development Manager
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