The Strategic Planning and Environmental
Policy Team at Worcestershire County Council is a lead member of
the Worcestershire Green Infrastructure (GI Partnership) and
provides its secretariat. The GI Partnership includes the statutory
agencies such as the Environment Agency, Natural England, Forestry
Commission and English Heritage, local authorities, and voluntary
sector organisations such as Worcestershire Wildlife
A focus for the GI Partnership has been
development of the Worcestershire Green Infrastructure Strategy and
supporting evidence to guide the delivery of green infrastructure
in the county through development, regeneration and environmental
projects. The Strategy is now complete and can be accessed in the
The GI Partnership is currently developing an
Implementation Plan which will identify a number of projects to
deliver the priorities outlined in the GI Strategy and will
establish a spatial focus for collective action on green
infrastructure in Worcestershire.
The GI Partnership also works at the site
level to influence development and ensure the successful delivery
of ecosystem services. It prepares GI Plans and Statements for
strategic development sites which identify the GI principles to be
followed in the sites' masterplanning. The GI Partnership
collaborates with developers to ensure that site design
incorporates sufficient good quality, accessible green
infrastructure to protect and enhance the natural environment, as
well as to support the health and well-being of future
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 our 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 water.
Worcestershire Green Infrastructure Strategy 2013-18
The Worcestershire Green Infrastructure Partnership has
produced the Worcestershire Green Infrastructure Strategy to drive
forward the delivery of green infrastructure in the county. It sets
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 initiatives.
Between 17th May 2013 and 28th June 2013 the Strategy was
subject to the public consultation. The Strategy was well received
and a number of useful recommendations were made by various
stakeholders. All comments were considered and the Strategy was
revised accordingly to produce the final version.
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