Essex GI Principles

It is the intention of the Essex GI Standards to embed GI within new developments, retrofitting into our towns, cities and villages and for GI to become an integral part of the day-to-day considerations and decision making in other key sectors and services (i .e., health and wellbeing, highways etc.) to ensure that future planning, design, management and maintenance is clear, structured and focused. We need to move away from looking at GI in isolation, but towards a more joined-up, partnership approach which uses the resources we have to secure the greatest gains for the environment and the sustainable economy, as well as the health and wellbeing of its communities. In delivering the nine principles and standards together will ensure the delivery of high-quality multifunctional GI and the multiple benefits they provide. The order of nine principles and standards reflect the sequence and timescales for successfully planning, delivering and maintaining GI.

Essex Green Infrastructure Standards Technical Guidance

Page updated: 16/08/2023

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