England’s Community Forests have responded to the House of Lords Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment to submit written evidence to inform future policy.
Chairman of the Committee, Baroness O’Cathain, explained:
“….We need to plan our built environment to meet future demographic, environmental, economic and social challenges. Design and architecture, public and green spaces, the sustainability and resilience of buildings and the provision of vital infrastructure are all essential parts of this process.”
In their response, England’s Community Forests stressed the important role that trees and green infrastructure play in the built environment, and the need for a national long term policy which spans local authority boundaries. The document argues that trees and green infrastructure are an essential part of any discussion about built environment, and need to be planned in the same way as other infrastructure.
To read the full submission, please see here