TEP developed a GI Strategy to ensure Newark & Sherwood could accommodate future growth while enabling its population to continue enjoying a high quality of life.
In addition to supporting sustainable growth a number of other issues were addressed within the Strategy; including issues such as climate change, flood management, greenspace distribution, sustainable transport and maximising the value of the District’s many environmental assets. Key among these assets were the River Trent corridor and Sherwood Forest and the Strategy outlined opportunities for their enhancement and accessibility to local communities and visitors alike.
In addition to providing spatial and neighbourhood recommendations for green infrastructure, the strategy also provided recommendations for planning policy. These now form part of Newark and Sherwood’s adopted Core Strategy and the GI network forms a key diagram. The Green Infrastructure Strategy informed the District in the development of its Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Tariff, the first in England to be formally adopted.