Natural England is preparing case studies to share best practice in application of the Green Infrastructure Framework. The following case studies are available to date, and more will be added as stakeholders use and apply the Green Infrastructure Framework.
How using the Green Infrastructure Framework can help regenerate towns and cities using new parks and green space.
This short film looks at how strategic planning of green infrastructure in Manchester has led to the first new park in Manchester for 100 years! Mayfield Park is a 2.6 hectare park, meeting Natural England’s local accessible green space standard, and making it possible for hundreds of people living and working in the city centre to connect with nature every day.
Elephant Park in London is a regeneration project that will include 3,000 homes along with offices, shops, leisure, and community facilities. 35% of the total masterplan area of 9.7 hectares is green with streets trees, green cycle and walking routes, a park, natural play areas and parklets, with benefits for urban cooling, stormwater management and improved biodiversity.
How using the Green Infrastructure Framework help to reimagine and repurpose existing green space.
This short film looks at Allestree Park in Derby, which is one of the UK’s largest urban rewilding projects, transforming a golf course into a nature rich greenspace where people feel represented and welcomed. Partners in Derby found that Natural England’s Green Infrastructure Standards helped to highlight the vital connectedness between people and nature. With a particular focus on urban nature recovery standards and accessible greenspace standards, they’re excited to see what a difference new access to wetland, grassland and trees on people’s doorsteps will make for wellbeing, nature, and climate.