Sustainable and biodiverse design is at the heart of the Green Infrastructure concept, helping to adapt to climate change and halting the loss of species, while at the same time creating living environments that support the long-term health and wellbeing of residents and users.
Landscape management is key to successful establishment and long-term resilience of new and existing landscapes, and therefore goes hand in hand with a Green Infrastructure approach to design.
CEC’s key services in relation to Green Infrastructure and landscape management are as follows:
- Landscape strategies including edible landscapes, habitat corridors, green spaces
- Habitat creation design including ponds, meadows, pollinator planting, native tree and shrub planting
- Sustainable Urban Drainage Design (SUDS)
- Green roof design
- Green wall design
- Specification of sustainable materials
- Agricultural schemes and diversification landscape design input
- Landscape and Ecological Management Plans (LEMP)
- Landscape Maintenance Plans (LMP)
- Construction and Environmental Management Plans (CEMP)
Green Infrastructure includes natural and semi-natural green spaces (such as woodlands, meadows, fields, moorland, waste ground), parks and gardens (including Country parks), amenity green spaces (including private gardens, village greens, green roofs), green corridors (for example rivers, railways, rights of way) and other spaces (such as allotments, community spaces, churchyards).
CEC’s landscape architects have extensive expertise in creating Green Infrastructure landscape strategies, bringing together development and user requirements, biodiversity and edible landscape considerations, future proofing and sustainability measures.
Our Landscape and Ecology teams work closely together to create sustainable landscape solutions, including those that comply with recommendations in British Standard BS42020 Biodiversity, now applicable to all developments.