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6C - Green Infrastructure

6Cs Growth Point Green Infrastructure Strategy


The 6Cs Green Infrastructure Strategy is a long term vision is to protect, enhance and extend networks of green spaces and natural elements in and around the three cities of Leicester, Nottingham and Derby, connecting with their surrounding towns and villages.

 It was created by a partnership of local authorities and environmental organisations who commissioned Chris Blandford Associates to develop a Green Infrastructure Strategy for the 6Cs Growth Point in the East Midlands. The original Strategy Brief is available to help anyone considering a similar project, although this was slightly amended prior to the commencement of the contract. The Strategy was launched in July 2010.

Although the regional planning context has now changed, the Strategy contains vast amounts of evidence and information invaluable for producing Core Planning Strategies and GI Strategies. To help you identify and access that which is most relevant to your needs we have produced a series of six Advice Sheets. These will guide you through the available information and help you to put together your own GI policies, plans and projects.

We have also put together a Powerpoint presentation about how to use the Advice Sheets and the Strategy. This includes user notes and good practice examples. Please modify it to your own needs and use it to help spread the GI message.

6Cs GI Strategy Suite >>> 6Cs GI Strategy GIS Data >>> 
Strategy Launch >>>  6Cs GI Strategy - Background information >>> 


6Cs GI Strategy Promotional Leaflet

Advice Sheets

 

Powerpoint presentation : How to mine the 6Cs GI Strategy

Select here to download a pdf version of the presentation (pdf 1.6Mb) >>>

If you would like use / adapt this presentation for your own purposes you can request the original Powerpoint (.ppt) file be emailed to you. Please select here to email 6Cs GI to make this request >>>

 

6Cs GI Strategy Executive Summary 

GI Strategy Promotional Leaflet (pdf 871Kb) >>> 

6Cs GI Strategy Executive Summary (pdf 3.5Mb) >>>

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6Cs GI Strategy Suite 


Please select the following links to download the documents

Some of the files are large and may take a long time to download. If you experience problems, please contact the
6Cs Project Co-ordinator.

Volume 1 - Sub-Regional Strategic Framework  Volume 1 - Sub-Regional Strategic Framework  (pdf 3.3Mb) >>> Volume 4 - Strategic GI Network for the Derby Principal Urban Area  Volume 4 - Strategic GI Network for the Derby Principal Urban Area and Sub-Regional Centre  (pdf 11.4Mb) >>>
Volume 2 - Action Plan

Volume 2 - Action Plan (pdf 1.3Mb) >>>

 

Volume 5 - Strategic GI Network for the Leicester Principal Urban Area and Sub-Regional Centres  Volume 5 - Strategic GI Network for the Leicester Principal Urban Area and Sub-Regional Centres (pdf 5.7Mb) >>>
Volume 3 - Baseline Information Review and Strategic GI Audit

Volume 3 - Baseline Information Review and Strategic GI Audit (pdf 12.9Mb) >>>

   Volume 6 - Strategic GI Network for the Nottingham Principal Urban Area and Sub-Regional Centres  Volume 6 - Strategic GI Network for the Nottingham Principal Urban Area and Sub-Regional Centres (pdf 7.4Mb) >>>
       

6Cs GI Strategy GIS Data 


The following .zip files contain the GIS data for the various levels of GI Corridor and the Principal Urban Areas.

ESRI ArcView Format (.zip 422Kb) >>>

MapInfo TAB Format (.zip 445Kb) >>>

MapInfo Interchange Format (.zip 417Kb) >>>

 


 6C GI Strategy structure Select here to view a diagram demonstrating the Strategy structure (JPG 381Kb) >>>
6Cs GI Strategy preparation process Select here to view a diagram demonstrating the preparation process (JPG 421Kb) >>>

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Strategy Launch


The Strategy was launched at the event, "Delivering Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Growth, 6Cs Green Infrastructure Strategy Launch and Workshop" on 5th July 2010.

Delivering Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Growth, 6Cs Green Infrastructure Strategy Launch and Workshop       Delivering Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Growth, 6Cs Green Infrastructure Strategy Launch and Workshop 

Select here to find out more about the launch, the background to the Strategy, and to download Speaker Presentations >>> 

6Cs Green Infrastructure Strategy and Action Plan Stakeholder Event 09-10-09

6Cs Green Infrastructure Strategy Consultation period has now closed.

The Strategy Steering Group, appointed by the 6Cs Strategic GI Project Board, will review submitted responses and additional data and information during December 2009 and recommend changes to be made to the 6Cs GI Strategy. CBA will be re-commissioned to action the changes before a final version is produced early 2010. The 6Cs Strategic GI Project Board will sign-off and launch the Strategy during spring 2010.

Select here for further information and to download the documents >>>

6Cs Green Infrastructure Strategy and Action Plan Stakeholder Event 09-10-09

Launch Event for the 6Cs Green Infrastructure Strategy Consultation Draft - 9th October 2009

Select here to go to the Consultation Draft Launch Event Feedback page >>>

6Cs Green Infrastructure Strategy and Action Plan Stakeholder Event 09-10-09

6Cs Green Infrastructure Strategy and Action Plan Stakeholder Event

Friday 9th October 2009, 9.30- 12.45, The Riverside Centre, Derby. Presentation of final recommendations and launch of wider stakeholder review.

Select here for further information >>>

Thumbnail; 6CS GI Stage 1 Strategy Report 

Stage 1 Report: Baseline Information Review & Strategic GI Audit

Select here to go to the Stage 1 Report page >>>

 

Stage 1 Stakeholder Workshop

Select here to go to the Stage 1 Stakeholder Workshop Feedback and Review page >>>

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6Cs GI Strategy - Background information


Strategy Brief

Strategy Brief

Select here to download the 6Cs Green Infrastructure Strategy Brief document (pdf 115Kb) >>>

What is the purpose of the Strategy?

The Strategy will develop a long term vision and strategic framework for delivery of green infrastructure across the 6Cs Growth Point>>>

Chris Blandford Associates 

Chris Blandford Associates (CBA) is one of the leading multi-disciplinary environmental planning and landscape design consultancies in the country

Who is involved in the Strategy?

A partnership of local authorities and environmental organisations called the 6Cs Strategic Green Infrastructure Project Board >>>


Chris Blandford Associates

Chris Blandford Associates (CBA) is one of the leading multi-disciplinary environmental planning and landscape design consultancies in the country.  The quality of the firm's work has been recognised in awards for excellence given by the Landscape Institute, the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Civic Trust.  Over recent years, CBA has been at the forefront of advising public sector partnerships on strategic green infrastructure planning and development issues within growth areas, for example:

  • Buckinghamshire Strategic Green Infrastructure Framework
  • Greater Norwich Growth Point Green Infrastructure Strategy
  • Harlow Area Green Infrastructure Network Plan/Developer Guidelines
  • Bedfordshire and Luton Strategic Green Infrastructure Network Plan
Chris Blandford Associates 

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What is the purpose of the Strategy?

The Strategy will develop a long term vision and strategic framework for delivery of green infrastructure across the 6Cs Growth Point.  The Strategy will aim to protect, enhance and extend networks of green spaces and natural elements in and around the three cities, connecting with their surrounding towns and villages.  The Strategy also aims to facilitate a major step-change in the scale, quality and connectivity of green infrastructure assets across the 6Cs area, to match the scale of new growth proposed and provide a focus for attracting and retaining sustainable development and investment.  This will be achieved by protecting and enhancing existing assets and creating extensive new green infrastructure, and finding suitably resourced mechanisms for the long term management of both. 

Beacon Hill Stone Wall image: Leicestershire County Council 

 

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Who is involved in the Strategy?

A partnership of local authorities and environmental organisations called the 6Cs Strategic Green Infrastructure Project Board has commissioned consultants Chris Blandford Associates to develop the Green Infrastructure Strategy.  The Project Board has been established to oversee the planning and implementation of strategic green infrastructure needs across the 6Cs area.  This complements the three Housing Market Area Programme Boards set up to plan the three main centres of growth within the Growth Point focussed on Leicester, Derby and Nottingham.

 

The Project Board comprises:

 Bluebells- Hyacinthoides non scriptus, Swithland image: Leicestershire County Council

  • Derby City Council
  • Derbyshire County Council
  • Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
  • East Midlands Regional Assembly
  • English Heritage
  • Environment Agency
  • Forestry Commission
  • Government Office for the East Midlands
  • Leicestershire County Council
  • Groundwork Trusts
  • Leicester City Council
  • Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust
  • Natural England
  • Nottingham City Council
  • Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
  • The National Forest

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