Harlow Area Green Infrastructure Plan
The Harlow Area’s Green Infrastructure Plan was designed by Chris Blandford Associates, a firm under the leadership of a Steering Group that includes members from both national and local organizations.
The Green Infrastructure Plan discusses how green spaces should be preserved, enhanced, and where necessary expanded. Parks, gardens, woods, nature reserves with or without public access, as well as linear features such as off-road paths, roads, rivers, streams or hedgerows that may serve as wildlife corridors and connect people to open spaces are all examples.
Green infrastructure planning is a strategic approach to ensuring that natural and cultural resources are integrated with land development, growth management, and built infrastructure planning from the outset. This technique allows for more proactive land management that is less reactive and better linked with efforts to manage growth and development at all spatial planning levels. Green infrastructure planning is thus an important instrument for achieving sustainable.
The Harlow, Epping Forest, River Stort, and Lea Valley Green Spaces Project (the Harlow Green Spaces Project), which is partly funded by the DCLG, aims to preserve the natural character and beauty of green spaces in the Harlow Area while also adding new public space.
The Harlow Green Spaces Project hired Chris Blandford Associates to develop a Green Infrastructure Plan for the Harlow Area, which includes a strategic framework and recommendations for the development of a linked and multi-functional green infrastructure network of wildlife sites, public open spaces, and green links in the countryside surrounding Harlow. The GIP is made up of two documents.