LDA Design develops Cambridgeshire green scheme

A 20-year plan for green infrastructure in Cambridgeshire will be developed by LDA Design over the next six months.

It is the second green infrastructure plan for the region. The first was put together by The Landscape Partnership and included proposals for 22 new green corridors and 20 major new green spaces.

LDA Design project manager Ian Houlston said: "Green infrastructure has an important role in improving the quality of life for Cambridgeshire's residents and making it a more attractive place to settle and invest."

The landscape architecture firm has been appointed by Cambridgeshire Horizons, a not-for-profit organisation responsible for pushing delivery of sustainable new communities in the county.

The new strategy - which will be published in the spring - will reinforce the benefits that can be delivered by green infrastructure via the planning process to assist climate change, health and well-being, quality of life and biodiversity protection.

Cambridgeshire Horizons director for development John Onslow added: "Green infrastructure is an important element of the growth agenda in Cambridgeshire, and is consistent with government policy to ensure new developments deliver a good quality of life for both new and existing residents.

"By reviewing our existing strategy with our local authority partners and key stakeholders we can ensure our plans are up-to-date and relevant. This review will also expand the strategy to cover the whole of Cambridgeshire."

The strategy is expected to encourage more public and private investment.


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