Green Infrastructure

Devon Green Infrastructure Strategy

This page includes the draft strategy and related documents that were subject to public consultation from October 10th to December 9th 2011. The consultation has now closed and we aim to produce an updated Devon Green Infrastructure Strategy in spring 2012.

Download the draft executive summary image - PDF icon (3.66MB - pdf help) of the Green Infrastructure Strategy.

Download the draft main report image - PDF icon (2.21MB - pdf help) of the Green Infrastructure Strategy.

 

Green Infrastructure Mapping

The draft green infrastructure strategy and its analysis used a geographic information system (GIS) to identify the assets and opportunities for green infrastructure in Devon. For those requiring more detailed information about which datasets were used and who provided them, a separate mapping report has been prepared. The mapping report is available here image - PDF icon (1.85MB - pdf help).

Due to compression of the documents to make them suitable for viewing on the internet, the quality of the maps within the draft strategy has been degraded. In order to provide as much clarity as possible, the maps are provided individually below.

Map 2.1 - Devon Landscape Character Areas image - PDF icon (649KB - pdf help) and its key image - PDF icon (9KB - pdf help)

Map 3.1 - Biodiversity and Geodiversity Designations image - PDF icon (1.25MB - pdf help)

Map 3.2 - Opportunities to Enhance Biodiversity in Devon image - PDF icon (523KB - pdf help)

Map 3.3 - Strategic Routes image - PDF icon (517KB - pdf help)

Map 3.4 - Promoted Walking Trails image - PDF icon (642KB - pdf help)

Map 3.5 - Accessible Natural Greenspace image - PDF icon (954KB - pdf help)

Map 3.6 - Deficiencies in Accessible Natural Greenspace image - PDF icon (339KB - pdf help)

Map 3.7 - Landscape and Cultural Heritage Assets image - PDF icon (973KB - pdf help)

Map 3.8 - Areas of Landscape Change image - PDF icon (590KB - pdf help)

Map 3.9 - All Existing Green Infrastructure Assets image - PDF icon (601KB - pdf help)

Map 4.1 - Index of Health Deprivation 2004 image - PDF icon (929KB - pdf help)

Map 4.2 - Green Infrastructure Opportunities in Devon image - PDF icon (320KB - pdf help)

 

Further Information

Additional evidence and information has been produced to support the draft Green Infrastructure Strategy. This takes the form of topic papers, which are available by clicking on the links below.

Topic Paper 1 - Policy Context image - PDF icon (129KB - pdf help)

Topic Paper 2 - Climate Change image - PDF icon (375KB - pdf help)

Topic Paper 3 - Biodiversity and Geodiversity image - PDF icon (82KB - pdf help)

Topic Paper 4 - Public Rights of Way image - PDF icon (81KB - pdf help)

Topic Paper 5 - Cycling image - PDF icon (76KB - pdf help)

Topic Paper 6 - Accessible Natural Greenspace and Woodland image - PDF icon (79KB - pdf help)

Topic Paper 7 - Landscape image - PDF icon (87KB - pdf help)

Topic Paper 8 - Historic Environment image - PDF icon (376KB - pdf help)

Topic Paper 9 - Water image - PDF icon (101KB - pdf help)

Topic Paper 10 - Minerals image - PDF icon (82KB - pdf help)

Topic Paper 11 - Waste Management image - PDF icon (363KB - pdf help)

Topic Paper 12 - Health image - PDF icon (368KB - pdf help)

 

Environmental Assessment of the Green Infrastructure Strategy

A scoping investigation was carried out to see whether or not the strategy would require a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) or Sustainability Appraisal (SA). The scoping report reported that neither of these are required. The SEA / SA scoping report can be viewed here image - PDF icon (30KB - pdf help).

 

Stakeholder Workshop

A stakeholder workshop was held in February 2010 to inform the preparation of the Green Infrastructure Strategy. A report outlining the results of this workshop image - PDF icon (2.06MB - pdf help) is available.