The Spatial Development Strategy (SDS) is a 20-year strategic-level plan that will set out where homes, jobs and infrastructure (including green infrastructure) are needed to provide the right jobs, homes and transport links for our communities.
Our rich and diverse environment is integral to our region’s health and prosperity. Understanding and valuing the benefits our natural environment provides to people, place and nature, is crucial.
Well-planned and managed green infrastructure – including rivers, ponds, parks, trees and allotments – help us maximise the benefits and value we derive from our natural assets, including clean air, plentiful water, health and climate.
The Joint Green Infrastructure Strategy (JGIS) has been produced and endorsed by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire councils.
As part of the published JGIS, an Action Plan (2020-23) integrates wider activity to address green infrastructure related requirements of Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan and Environment Bill (2019/21).