Welcome to the 6Cs Green Infrastructure Website
The 6Cs Growth Point
The Three Cities of Leicester, Derby and Nottingham and their surrounding Counties form the Growth Point known as the 6Cs. It forms one of 29 areas nationally proposed under the Sustainable Communities Plan for significant growth, where the Government has invited local authorities and other partner organisations to bid for funding to help meet the aims of the Plan locally.
The 6Cs Growth Point has a population of 1.9m people and includes the cities of Leicester, Derby and Nottingham. Proposals for significant future growth under the Sustainable Communities Plan and the East Midland Regional Plan were focused on the three cities, plus the towns of Loughborough, Hinckley, Coalville, Blaby and Melton Mowbray. Over the period 2001-2026 the area was planned to take around 177,550 new homes. The Regional Plan is expected to be revoked and these figures no longer apply.
6Cs Strategic GI Project Achievement Review
The work of the 6Cs Strategic GI Project Board has now substantially come to an end. The Achievement Review (July 2012) summarises the background to the project, the work carried out over the period 2006-2012 and the lessons learned during the lifetime of the project.
Green Infrastructure Defined
Green infrastructure comprises the networks of multi-functional green space which sit within and contribute to the type of high quality natural and built environment required to delivery sustainable communities. Delivering, protecting and enhancing these networks requires the creation of new assets to link with river corridors, woodlands, nature reserves, urban green spaces, historic sites and other existing assets.