Green infrastructure refers to our natural environment - the green and blue spaces in and around our cities and towns. It can refer to a single street tree or the River Mersey.
Green infrastructure planning is a new approach to managing our natural environment, going beyond business as usual, and focussing on reaping maximum benefits for people, wildlife, and the economy.
The Liverpool and Warrington Green Infrastructure Framework has been developed by The Mersey Forest with funding from Natural England. It covers Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens, Halton, Warrington and Wirral. It consists of 12 activities:
The framework provides a city region level strategic assessment of green infrastructure that can assist in the development of: