Green infrastructure is the term which is used to describe all types of green space and natural features. It includes all public and private green areas such as parks, sports pitches and private gardens as well as all urban and rural green features such as highway verges, street trees and planters, hedges, woods and fields.
The Council has prepared a Green Infrastructure Framework Evidence & Analysis document. This document has been produced to provide a database of the current provision and performance of green infrastructure in Telford and Wrekin.
The Evidence & Analysis document shows that over 90% of the borough is green infrastructure. Green infrastructure has been, and remains, a significant component in the planning of the borough. It is key to its image and identity, its economic prosperity and its social health and well being as well as the borough's sustainability and resilience to climate change.
As part of the production of the Telford & Wrekin Local Plan the Council commissioned the production of a Local Green Infrastructure Needs Study. The new study analyses the existing supply of green infrastructure in the borough and assesses whether it meets local needs. This study replaces the previous Open Space, Sports and Recreation Facilities Study.