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Towards a Worcestershire Green Infrastructure Strategy WPEG, 5 September 2012 Marta Dziudzi Planning Policy Assistant Strategic Planning Team. Content. Purpose : to provide an update on progress towards the Worcestershire Green Infrastructure Strategy What is GI and why should we plan for it?
Towards a Worcestershire Green Infrastructure Strategy WPEG, 5 September 2012Marta Dziudzi Planning Policy AssistantStrategic Planning Team
Purpose: to provide an update on progress towards the Worcestershire Green Infrastructure Strategy
West Midlands Green Infrastructure Prospectus (2003)
Green Infrastructure is the network of green spaces and natural elements that intersperse and connect our cities, towns and villages. It is the open spaces, waterways, gardens, woodlands, green corridors, wildlife habitats, street trees, natural heritage and open countryside
National Planning Policy Framework(2012)
Local Plans should address climate change, biodiversity and landscape issues through "planning positively for the creation, protection, enhancement and management of networks of biodiversity and green infrastructure".
Natural Environment White Paper (2011)
Multifunctional benefits of GI:
support economic growth
improve public health, wellbeing and quality of life;
drive biodiversity and the functioning of natural systems
reduce the negative impacts of climate change
Worcestershire Green Infrastructure Partnership
GI Framework documents
Concept Plans and Statements
Briefly introduced GI concept and theme areas and identified next stages of work including:
“the analysis and integration of topics and themes for a more holistic approach to mapping at a strategic level and subsequently at a local level to inform master planning and in future inform implementation and delivery”
“ensure the delivery of the Green infrastructure strategy it will be necessary to prepare an implementation plan that will identify capital, revenue and funding streams and link these to delivery partners or stakeholders”
Environmental Character Areas (ECAs)
Map of Sub-regional GI assets and areas of potential
opportunity for creation of new recreation provision
Assess the current and future demands on this strategic greenspace
Identify opportunities for growth of open space
Assess the current provision of strategic informal recreational space in the county
Socio-economic functions of GI
Health and Wellbeing
To consolidate the evidence base
Identify areas for investment based on key priorities and issues
Worcestershire Green Infrastructure Strategy