Last week, Natural England launched the Green Infrastructure Framework, which sets out key principles and standards for green and blue spaces in new development. The framework has a range of resources and guidance for protecting and improving our green and blue environment – which includes trees, rivers, woodland, recreation fields, wetlands, gardens and much more – across England. 

Place Studio provided some advice for Framework’s Process Journey for Neighbourhood Planning Groups, which is a step-by-step guide for incorporating green infrastructure into neighbourhood plans.

We work with lots of Neighbourhood Planning groups who are looking to protect their existing green and blue assets, create new green infrastructure and strengthen the links between them. 

Find out more about the new Green Infrastructure Framework here

Take a look at some of the Neighbourhood Plans that we’ve been working on that are prioritising green and blue infrastructure below. 

Portishead Neighbourhood Plan 

Cam Neighbourhood Plan

Seend Neighbourhood Plan

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