This report and the accompanying report on options and opportunities were commissioned as part of the commitment to deliver the Natural Environment White Paper’s (NEWP) commitment 32 which states;
‘The Government will work with its transport agencies and key delivery partners to contribute to the creation of coherent and resilient ecological networks, supported, where appropriate, by organisation-specific Biodiversity Action Plans. We will host a forum with environmental stakeholders to inform future priorities for the enhancement of these green corridors.’
This report addresses the specific questions:
- How has land within or adjacent to the transport corridor been used or enhanced for green infrastructure that delivers biodiversity gain, ecological connectivity, and ecosystem services?
- How has green infrastructure been used or enhanced to deliver ecosystem services both within and adjacent to the transport corridors to increase transport infrastructure resilience to climate change (ie green solutions that help better protect these networks)?