Natural England's Green Infrastructure Framework Launch


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A recording of Natural England’s national launch webinar for the Green Infrastructure Framework- Principles and Standards for England on 31st January 2023.
Please visit: Green Infrastructure Home ( for further information and resources about the GI Framework.

00:00:00 Welcome – Sue Morgan – CEO of Landscape Institute
00:03:30 Keynote speech – Tony Juniper – Chairman of Natural England
00:13:00 Keynote speech – Minister Harrison – Under Secretary of State, Defra
00:16:03 The Green Infrastructure Standards – Clare Warburton and Jane Houghton, Natural England
00:29:58 GI Case Study Film- Rewilding Urban Spaces at Allestree Park
00:33:24 Green Infrastructure and Planning – Joanna Averley, Chief Planner for England and Edel McGurk, Director of Operations, Natural England
00:38:54 Green Infrastructure Mapping Demo – Martin Moss, Natural England
00:51:38 Urban Greening Factor – Peter Neal, Landscape Consultant
00:55:53 GI Design Guide – Gray Grant, Director of The Green Infrastructure Consultancy
01:04:42 Meeting GI Standards in a City
01:08:18 Q&A Panel Discussion
01:22:09 Closing Remarks – Amada Craig, Director of People and Nature, Natural England

Allestree Park, Derby- the UK’s largest urban rewilding project.
The Green Infrastructure Standards of urban nature recovery and accessible greenspace are well illustrated in the rewilding of Allestree Park, Derbyshire providing a vital space for Derby’s urban population to connect to nature.

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Elephant Park, London – Ewan Oliver, Public Realm Development Manager at Lendlease talks about the vision behind the development of Elephant Park, a multi award winning, brand new, two-acre park in the heart of Elephant and Castle.

Mayfield Park is Manchester’s first new public park for over 100 years. Dave Barlow, Senior Policy Officer, Manchester City Council and Michael Percival, Assistant Director of Real Assets Advisory, Deloitte’s talk about how Mayfield contributes to the city’s GI agenda and delivers benefits for people and nature within one minute walk of Manchester’s main train station.

GI Mapping Tool: Senior Adviser Martin Moss, Natural England gives an overview of the England Green Infrastructure Mapping Database ( which is a great resource that can be used to provide evidence to inform a variety of national and local planning, strategy and targeting exercises involving Green Infrastructure. Further information is available on the GI Framework website, Mapping Guide (

Urban Greening Factor- (UGF) landscape architect Peter Neal introduces the UGF and explains UGF core components and how UGF target scores are calculated. Peter also provides an example of an UGF calculation in a Planning Application and highlights the UGF user guide ( Greening Factor for England User Guide.pdf) available on the GI Framework website (


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