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Planning for Green Infrastructure

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.

Consultation on the draft Worcestershire Green Infrastructure Strategy 2023 to 2028

The Worcestershire Green Infrastructure Partnership is consulting on the second Worcestershire Green Infrastructure Strategy. 

The consultation document will be available here from Monday 23 January 2023 until Monday 6 March 2023.

Please submit comments regarding the draft document by 5pm on 6 March 2023 in writing.

By email to: 

By post to: Freepost RTHC-XXCK-AJGY, Environmental Policy, Worcestershire County Council, County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2NP 

Queries about the consultation can be directed to the Environmental Policy team via email or by phone 01905 844277

Please note we are aware of the launch of Natural England’s new national Green Infrastructure Framework taking place at the end of January 2023. The draft Worcestershire Green Infrastructure Strategy already references the principles set out within the new national framework. In preparing the final Strategy document, references in the text to the national framework will be reviewed and updated.

Worcestershire Green Infrastructure Strategy 2013 to 2018

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.

Worcestershire Green Infrastructure Priority Areas

The Worcestershire Green Infrastructure Strategy identified a number of Green Infrastructure Priority Areas.

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