The TCPA supports the planning, design and maintenance of high-quality green infrastructure through all of its work. Green infrastructure describes the networks of parks, green spaces, green roofs, green walls, verges, street trees, rivers and waterways that are vital to our cities, towns and villages.
High quality green infrastructure provides a wide range of valuable benefits, including: improvements to people’s physical and mental health; opportunities for people to meet friends and neighbours; opportunities for children to learn through play; mitigation of the effects of climate change; reduction in flooding; reduction in air pollution; increased biodiversity; increased economic activity; places for active transport e.g. walking and cycling.
Exactly how much green infrastructure should be used in a new development?