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Application Forms and Project Appraisal documentation

The application forms and project appraisal documentation used for the 6Cs SGI capital projects funding have now been put on the Documents section of the 6Cs website. Our intention in making this paperwork available is to assist anyone who may need to develop similar forms and guidance notes in the future. Please feel free to adapt these documents to your own needs.

SGI funded projects

We reported in June on the completion of the Hicks Lodge National Forest Cycle Centre near Ashby de la Zouch and the Erewash Valley Trail on the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border. Since then land acquisition in the Soar Valley for the Syston Lake Nature Reserve has been completed. The Long Horse Bridge, which forms the key part of the Derwent Valley Greenway project, was lifted into place across the River Trent on 15th September 2011. The Shipley Lakeside Nature Reserve was launched on 2nd December 2011, with the new name of Woodside Nature Reserve.

Long Horse Bridge

National GI Partnership

On 11th October 2011 the Environment Minister, Richard Benyon, launched the National Green Infrastructure Partnership. The partnership is scheduled to have no more than a two year lifespan. It does not affect the planning or re-designation of land, but is intended to provide communities with the support they need to create more green space in their local areas. Further details remain sketchy but we have expressed an interest in being involved with this partnership.

Landscape Institute publication

Timed to co-incide with the National GI Partnership launch, the Landscape Institute has published 'Local Green Infrastructure helping communities make the most of their landscape'. This includes eight brief case studies and is available through the Landscape Institute's website


Tony Lockley/Lesley Eddleston
Acting 6Cs GI Co-Ordinators

6Cs Green Infastructure  Chris Blandford Associates

Find out more about 6Cs Green Infrastructure and the emerging Strategy and Action Plan at

For further information about Green Infrastructure news, events and updates from across the East Midlands region visit the East Midlands Green Infrastructure Network (EMGIN) at


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