Green infrastructure

Learn about green infrastructure and view our green infrastructure strategy

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Our strategy enables us to:

  • protect, create, and improve green infrastructure for biodiversity and people
  • improve connectivity and inclusivity, by supporting healthier, more active lifestyles
  • contribute to economic growth

The strategy also helps us:

  • gather evidence about the benefits of our existing green infrastructure
  • improve the quality of green space in Essex
  • explore the role of green infrastructure in planning (local plans)
  • manage open spaces alongside urban growth
  • undertake more green infrastructure projects, making Essex a better place to live

You can read the full Essex Green Infrastructure Strategy (PDF, 14.25mB) and supporting documents:

Find out more about our work with green infrastructure.

Guidance for professionals

We have outlined nine principles and standards for strengthening the delivery of green infrastructures in Essex.

Find out about our Essex Green Infrastructure Standards guidance.

Find out about our plans for green skills growth.