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6C - Green Infrastructure

6Cs Green Infrastructure Projects



The 6Cs SGI Growth Fund has invested £3m in green infrastructure projects across the three cities of Leicester, Derby and Nottingham and their surrounding counties.

The Growth Fund has supported partners to deliver projects that will contribute to a robust green infrastructure network that will both assist in attracting future investment and development and achieve multi-purpose public benefits for both existing and future residents as well as visitors to the area.

Funding application forms, guidance for applicants and project appraisal forms are available to assist anyone developing similar grant aid schemes.

Below is a list of projects that have been supported by the SGI Growth Fund.

Enjoying Beacon Hill image: Leicestershire County Council

Select here to view a plan showing their locations in relation to the strategic GI corridors identified by the 6Cs GI Strategy (pdf 569Kb, New Window) >>>


The Derby Greenway project focuses on the north section of the corridor that runs from Bass’s Recreation Ground in Derby city centre to Darley in the north of the city. 

Derby City Greenway Project

Select here to download the Derby City Greenway Project Summary Sheet (pdf 65Kb) >>>

Long Horse bridge, Derwent Valley Greenway 

Derwent Valley Greenway

Select here to download the Derwent Valley Greenway Project Summary Sheet (pdf 53Kb) >>>

Erewash Valley Trail Project 

The Erewash Valley Trail

Select here to download the Erewash Valley Trail Project Summary Sheet (pdf 118Kb) >>>

National Forest Cycling Centre 

National Forest Cycling Centre

Select here to download the National Forest Cycling Centre Project Summary Sheet (pdf 73Kb) >>>

 

Soar Valley Signage 

River Soar Corridor Project

6CsGI Growth Fund has funded four distinct but interlinked projects delivering the first stage of implementation of the River Soar and Grand Union Canal Strategy.

Select here to download the River Soar Abbey Meadows Project Summary Sheet (pdf 64Kb) >>>

Select here to download the River Soar Land Acquisition Project Summary Sheet (pdf 63Kb) >>>

Select here to download the River Soar Rally Park Project Summary Sheet (pdf 65Kb) >>>

Select here to download the River Soar Signage Project Summary Sheet (pdf Kb) >>>

Shipley Nature Reserve 

Shipley Nature Reserve

Select here to download the Shipley Nature Reserve Project Summary Sheet (pdf 57Kb) >>>

 

South Hucknall Green Infrastructure - Making the Connections

Select here to download the South Hucknall Green Infrastructure Project Summary Sheet (pdf 105Kb) >>>

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6Cs Growth Point Biodiversity Opportunity Mapping Pilot Study

6Cs Green Infrastructure has been working in partnership with Natural England and the Wildlife Trusts during a pilot study for the that involved mapping Biodiversity Opportunity Areas within the 6Cs Growth Point. The Pilot Study and accompanying methodology are now available to download.

6Cs Growth Point Biodiversity Opportunity Mapping Pilot Study Report (pdf 355Kb) >>>

Figures 1.1-1.8: Baseline Data (pdf 5.4Mb) >>>

Figures 2.1-2.11: Site Suitability (pdf 4.2Mb) >>>

Figures 3.1-3.11: Network Enlargement Areas BAP Habitat Class Scale (pdf 2.2Mb) >>>

Figures 4.1-4.5: Network Enlargement Areas Middle Tier Habitat Class Scale (pdf 3.6Mb) >>>

Figures 5.1-5.3: Network Enlargement Areas Upper Tier Habitat Class Scale (pdf 2.5Mb) >>>

Figures 6.1-6.11: Derby HMA Network Enlargement Areas (pdf 2.5Mb) >>>

Figures 7.1-7.11: Nottingham HMA Network Enlargement Areas-part1 (pdf 3.7Mb) >>>

Figures 7.1-7.11: Nottingham HMA Network Enlargement Areas-part2 (pdf 3.5Mb) >>>

Figures 8.1-8.11: Leicester HMA Network Enlargement Areas-part1 (pdf 4.1Mb) >>>

Figures 8.1-8.11: Leicester HMA Network Enlargement Areas-part2 (pdf 4Mb) >>>

Appendix 1: Green Infrastructure For The Three Cities: A Methodology For Biodiversity Opportunity Mapping Methodology (pdf 1.3Mb) >>>

Appendix 2: References (pdf 82Kb) >>> 

The project includes the mapping of existing biodiversity areas and the use of these to illustrate where targeted creation and restoration can help meet the Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) targets. Chris Blandford Associates were commissioned by Natural England and the Wildlife Trusts in the East Midlands to carry out the 6Cs Growth Point Biodiversity Opportunity Mapping Study as a parallel, but highly complementary, piece of work to the emerging 6Cs Green Infrastructure Strategy and Action Plan. The findings of the study will inform the development of the biodiversity component of the 6Cs Green Infrastructure Strategy.


Established GI projects within the 6Cs

The following are established projects demonstrating successful GI provision mechanisms. 

Steeping Stones Project, Leicester 

Stepping Stones Project, Leicester

The Stepping Stones Project has been running from Leicestershire County Council since 1992 and represents a partnership working in and around Leicester that aims to improve greenspace and make high quality Green Infrastructure available to all.

Find out more about this Green Infrastructure Project (Leicestershire County Council website, New Window) >>>

Heart of the National Forest, Ashby Woulds, Derbyshire 

Creating the Heart of the National Forest in the Ashby Woulds, Derbyshire

The Ashby Woulds lies at the heart of the former Leicestershire and South Derbyshire coalfield. It covers an area of 16 square kilometres in the centre of The National Forest.

Find out more about this Green Infrastructure Project >>>>

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