Plymouth has an ambitious growth agenda, but it also has a wealth of natural assets. 32 per cent of the city is green space and it is surrounded by three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Dartmoor National Park and an European Marine Site.
Green infrastructure provides many benefits for local people including areas for exercise, relaxation and play, wildlife areas, flood alleviation, food and fuel production and sustainable transport links. Improving and protecting these assets is a key aspect of planning and delivering Plymouth's growth agenda.
The plan has been produced in partnership with Natural England, South Hams District Council, the Forestry Commission and the Woodland Trust and will set out the strategic interventions required to deliver sustainable growth. It includes site specific projects, including new and improved parks, theme projects which covers, flood reduction, fuel and food production, active lifestyles, biodiversity and landscape connections and sustainable transport, and mechanisms for delivering the plan.