6C - Green Infrastructure

Welcome to the 6Cs Green Infrastructure Website

 The 6Cs Growth Point >>>  6Cs Strategic GI Project Achievement Review >>>  Green Infrastructure Defined >>>

6Cs Housing Market Area, link to HMA page

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. 

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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.

Select here to download a copy of the 6Cs Strategic GI Project Achievement Review (pdf 1.4Mb) >>>

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.

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 Hebridean Sheep image: Natural World








 Black Dexter image: Notts Wildlife Trust     Chee Dale image: Derbyshire Wildlife Trust


 Heathland image: Sherwood Forest Trust    Ditchford Lakes, Nene Valley Ecology Group image: WTBCNP    Partners Observing the Hopper image: Notts Wildlife Trust



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Thu, 19 Jul 2012 10:38:05 +0000

6CsGI: The 6Cs Strategic GI Project Achievement Review is now available on the 6Cs GI website http://t.co/JPZNNn92

Thu, 08 Mar 2012 12:04:12 +0000

6CsGI: Use of 6Cs GI Strategy; tell us how you have used it. For more information view the latest 6Cs GI bulletin http://t.co/zPGMwWw4

Wed, 04 Jan 2012 11:30:36 +0000

6CsGI: Funding Application Forms and Project Appraisal documentation now available on Documents area of 6CsGI website

Tue, 21 Jun 2011 10:48:25 +0000

6CsGI: 6Cs GI Strategy Advice Sheets & Powerpoint on how to use Advice Sheets and Strategy are now available on the Strategy page of 6CsGI website

Fri, 26 Nov 2010 15:25:08 +0000

6CsGI: 6Cs GI strategy WINS RTPI Regional Award for Rural Areas and Natural Environment. Huge thanks to all our partners and stakeholders.

Wed, 24 Nov 2010 09:00:21 +0000

6CsGI: Please check out this excellent international Green Infrastructure resource - Green Infrastructure Wiki http://t.co/8a1LOl2

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 15:09:45 +0000

6CsGI: NEWS FLASH: 6Cs GI Strategy short listed for RTPlRegional Award. Awards will be presented on 26th November by RTPI President Ann Skippers.

Wed, 06 Oct 2010 12:36:55 +0000

6CsGI: The SGI Board minutes from December 09, March 2010 and July 2010 are all now available in the 6Cs SGI website Documents section.

Wed, 18 Aug 2010 13:33:32 +0000

6CsGI: Following the launch of the 6Cs GI Strategy, the GIS data for the networks are available in ArcView and MapInfo formats on the Strategy page

Wed, 04 Aug 2010 11:14:03 +0000

6CsGI: The 6Cs GI Strategy has now been entered for the East Midlands regional RTPI Awards 2010 - fingers crossed for September for shortlisting!

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