Green Infrastructure Management Plans (GIMP)* are procedures to manage any natural, managed or other open spaces that forms an interconnected network to conserves natural ecosystems values and functions, sustains clean air and water and provide a wide array of benefits to people and wildlife.
Green Infrastructure Management Plans are usually associated with any project containing features that can be of benefit to biodiversity, ecology and people. The need for a Green Infrastructure Management Plan will usually be identified as part of planning consultation, within planning conditions or as part of a projects statuary consultation with interested parties.
Green Infrastructure Management Plans can also form part of projects that do not require planning or statutory consultation such as management of open access farmland meadows or woodlands.
Management plans can made at any time of the year and in relation to any process. However to produce an adequate plan for a site or project a good understanding of the site, surrounding area, communities and process involved with the project is required. This often requires other surveys and assessments to be undertaken, including species specific ecological surveys, some of which will be restricted to specific surveys seasons.
HalpinRobbins have produced a range of Green Infrastructure Management Plans for solar farms, residential developments and parkland restoration projects, each tailored to our clients site, project and habitat requirements. For a better idea about our projects and work involving Management Plans see our case studies or contact us to discuss your project.
A good indication of the requirements and content of green infrastructure plans can be found within the Natural England Guidance.
* Green Infrastructure Management Plans are also referred to as:
Our staff maintain and enhance their knowledge of ecology and the environment through research, specialist training and by maintaining membership of several professional and specialist bodies including:
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