The purpose of this study is to provide a long-term vision for green infrastructure within Bassetlaw to ensure that the strategic growth of the district is fully integrated with and informed by its green infrastructure and to ensure that no net loss of green infrastructure value or provision occurs.
Green infrastructure comprises networks of multi-functional open space, at all scales. Its fundamental principles are therefore the multi-functionality of open space resources, to enable them to maximise public benefit, and the connectivity of these resources into functional networks to ensure that the overall value of the network is greater than the sum of its component parts.
Green infrastructure encompasses all open space elements within rural and urban landscapes. Examples include:
- Playing fields
- Nature reserves
- Amenity landscaping
Green infrastructure is recognised for its improvement of the “liveability” of areas; improving their attractiveness to residents, employees, visitors and investors and promoting physical and mental well-being through its use and enjoyment.