Bringing together data from over 40 datasets, the new mapping tool aims to support local planning authorities incorporate green infrastructure into local plan making

10 New Burlington Street (Crown Estate), with planting by J&L Gibbons. Image: Arup

On Tuesday 7 December, Natural England and Defra launched a new online Green Infrastructure (GI) mapping tool to support local planning authorities in incorporating green infrastructure into local plan making.

The tool brings together data from over 40 individual environmental and socio-economic datasets to create an evidence resource about the GI assets in England.

An online launch event drew a live audience of over 1,100 stakeholders:

GI Mapping is a key component in the GI Framework web portal, which is now live. Clare Warburton, Natural England’s Principal Advisor on Green Infrastructure, has written about the Framework at naturalengland.blog.gov.uk.

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