Planning for Green Infrastructure
The Strategic Planning and Environmental
Policy Team at Worcestershire County Council provides secretariat
for the Worcestershire Green Infrastructure (GI) Partnership. The
GI Partnership is working with partners including The Environment
Agency, Natural England, Forestry Commission, English Heritage and
Worcestershire Wildlife Trust to develop a sub-regional green
infrastructure framework and strategy.
What is Green Infrastructure?
Green Infrastructure or GI is the network of green spaces that
intersperse and connect our cities, towns and villages, providing
multiple benefits for environment, economy and communities. GI is a
holistic approach to viewing and managing the natural environment;
acknowledging the multiple benefits and vital services it provides
and making tangible links to economic, health and social welfare
agendas and aspirations. The components of GI include biodiversity,
landscape, historic environment, access and recreation and
GI Priority Areas
Worcestershire Green Infrastructure Priority Areas
The Worcestershire Green Infrastructure Strategy identified a
number of the Green Infrastructure Priority Areas. View the
Consultation on the Draft Worcestershire Green Infrastructure
The Worcestershire Green Infrastructure Partnership has produced
the draft Worcestershire Green Infrastructure Strategy to drive
forward the delivery of the green infrastructure agenda in the
County. It is intended to set out county-scale principles to inform
plans and strategies being developed by partner organisations and
to enable a coherent approach to delivery across a range of
Download the draft
Worcestershire Green Infrastructure Strategy (PDF 6.03 MB).
We are now seeking your views on the draft Strategy. Your
comments are valuable in making sure that the Strategy sets the
appropriate GI priorities and that these are viable and deliverable
by a wide range of stakeholders.
The consultation will take 6 weeks starting on Friday, 17th May
2013 and ending on Friday, 28th June 2013. We have prepared a
questionnaire which set out some questions that we would like you
to answer. Please download the
consultation questionnaire word document (DOC 42 KB).
Can you please respond to this consultation by Friday, 28th June
2013 by filling in the questionnaire and e-mailing it to us at
Alternatively, you can post your response to:
Strategic Planning & Environmental Policy Team
Worcestershire County Council
If you have any problems or would like to ask any questions in
relation to the Strategy you can contact Marta Dziudzi at email@example.com
or 01905 766794.
Worcestershire Green Infrastructure Partnership
Between 8th February and 1st March 2013, the Worcestershire GI
Strategy was consulted on amongst the Worcestershire GI Partnership
members. The consultation representations have been taken into
account when producing the current, revised version of the
summary of consultation responses (PDF 231 KB).
Green Infrastructure Strategy: Evidence Base
Green Infrastructure Framework documents provide the evidence
base to inform and support the production of Worcestershire Green
Infrastructure Strategy and future delivery of green infrastructure
The GI Framework papers published to date
Green Infrastructure Framework 1 (PDF 453 KB).
This research paper provides a basic summary of the green
infrastructure concept and signposts stakeholders to evidence that
the county council officers can provide to support its
Infrastructure Framework 2 (PDF 2.29 MB).
This paper includes a review of the baseline data for
biodiversity, landscape and historic environment and develops a
combined approach to existing green infrastructure within the
county, through the GI Environmental Character Areas. The GI
Environmental Character Areas are classified according to the
strategic intervention required based on the existing GI assets and
strategic analysis. A series of high level objectives are set out
for each of the character areas, based on the key GI themes.
Work has begun to compile two further
Framework documents which will be available on this website later
Green Infrastructure Framework 3 - this paper
will assess informal recreation provision in the county and its
contribution to green infrastructure.
Green Infrastructure Framework 4- this paper
will explore the relationship between health, climate change,
economy and green infrastructure.
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This page was last reviewed 7 August 2013 at 15:34.
The page is next due for review 3 February 2015.