Green infrastructure is the network of multi-functional green space and other green features, both urban and rural, that can provide many community benefits, as highlighted in this short animation. Natural England’s Green Infrastructure Framework is supporting the greening of our towns and cities and connections with the surrounding landscape.
Biodiversity Net Gain aims to reduce the loss of biodiversity and restore ecological networks. The approach delivers measurable improvements for biodiversity, through the use of a Biodiversity Metric, as developers increase overall natural habitat and ecological features in their proposals.
Devon Local Nature Partnership’s vision is that all development across Devon results in biodiversity net gain and embeds high quality green infrastructure for community and environmental benefit.
- Board lead: Mark Williams, CEO, EDDC
- Working Group lead: Sarah Jennings, DCC
- Coordinating Biodiversity Net Gain Guidance for Devon
- Devon Dark Skies Week runs annually and was set up by LNP partners to raise awareness of and reduce light pollution.
- Input into national consultations and workshops on planning and wildlife issues
- Devon LNP response to Planning for the Future White Paper, Aug 2020
- Signed the Devon Duty to Cooperate Protocol.
- Development of the Devon Wildlife and Planning Guidance to ensure that Local Planning Authorities and developers meet the legislative and policy requirements to protect wildlife while avoiding unnecessary delays.
- Development of the Devon Landscape and Planning Guidance is led by the Devon Landscape Policy Group
- Green infrastructure projects in Devon:
- Green Infrastructure Resource Library by Brillianto – an extensive list of links to best practice documents, case studies, tools etc.
- Ecosystems Knowledge Network – an excellent resource on the benefits of an ecosystems approach to people and nature.
- Green Infrastructure – Archived Defra pages