What is green infrastructure?
The European Commission is keen to promote the development of green infrastructure in urban and rural areas.
Examples of green infrastructure include parks and gardens, productive green sites like allotments, cemeteries and churchyards etc.
Aylesbury Vale’s Green Infrastructure Strategy
Working in partnership with the Buckinghamshire GIC, we’ve produced our own GI strategy, which sets out principles for the management and creation of accessible green infrastructure in the district.
The strategy highlights a number of flagship projects, which aim to:
- benefit wildlife
- increase accessibility to green spaces
- protect and enhance historic landscapes
The Buckinghamshire Green Infrastructure Strategy
We’re a member of the Buckinghamshire Green Infrastructure Consortium (GIC). In 2009, Bucks County Council (now Buckinghamshire Council) - produced a Buckinghamshire Green Infrastructure Strategy in consultation with the GIC.
The strategy helps to inform local development, highlighting the county’s Green Infrastructure (GI) resource, where deficits in accessible GI are, and priority areas for action.
Bucks & Milton Keynes Natural Environment Partnership
We’re also a member of the Natural Environment Partnership, which is Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes’ Local Nature Partnership. It brings together a diverse range of individuals, businesses and organisations to drive positive change for the local natural environment. Read more on the Bucks NEP website.
In conjunction with its experts and Partners across the sectors, the NEP has approved a new ‘Vision for Green Infrastructure in Buckinghamshire’, including Milton Keynes, along with a set of 9 Principles which should be followed to achieve the Vision by 2030. The Vision and Principles act as a refresh and supplement to the 2009 GI Strategy for Buckinghamshire.
Click to download the Vision and Principles for the Improvement of Green Infrastructure (uploaded September 2016).