Green Infrastructure

Supporting the Local Planning authorities to adopt the green infrastructure standards created by Natural England

Photo of  a tree lined footpath


Good quality Green Infrastructure (GI) has an important role to play in our urban and rural environments for improving health and wellbeing, air quality, nature recovery and resilience to and mitigation of climate change, along with addressing issues of social inequality and environmental decline. Natural England have developed a new 'Green Infrastructure Framework', which aims to help local planning authorities and developers meet requirements in the National Planning Policy Framework to consider green infrastructure in local plans and in new development.

Find out more about green infrastructure and Natural England's Green Infrastructure Framework

What we're doing

Our Nature and Health working group are supporting local authorities to adopt these Green Infrastructure Standards, including 'Green in Fifteen', which aims to ensure everyone lives within fifteen minute walk of an accessible natural greenspace.