Green Infrastructure Planning in County Clare


Green Infrastructure is the interconnecting network of land and water all around us that sustains environmental quality and enriches the quality of our life.
Green Infrastructure provides economic, educational, ecological and social benefits through natural solutions and help us to understand the advantages that nature can offer to society.
Within County Clare opportunities exist to expand and strengthen the green infrastructure network and to explore the integration of green infrastructure in both public and private developments in the future.

What is Green Infrastructure?

Green infrastructure can include:

  • Parks and Gardens – urban parks, pocket parks, formal country demesnes;
  • Amenity Green Spaces – children’s play areas, playing fields, communal green space within housing estates;
  • Natural and Semi-natural Green Spaces – woodland, scrub, nature reserves, grassland, heath, bogs, water bodies, floodplains; bare-rock habitats;
  • Green Corridors – cycle and walking routes, river banks and field hedgerows, rights of way, green roadside verges and lake shores;
  • Other Green Spaces – allotments, community gardens, heritage sites, graveyards;
  • Domestic gardens, street trees and civil spaces in urban spaces.

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