Reading Green Network

As part of Reading Borough Council’s Sites and Detailed Policies Planning Policy Document, TVERC identified the Reading Green Network. TVERC produced a Geographical Information System (GIS) dataset, and a map of the borough showing:

  • existing sites of importance for biodiversity.
  • existing green links between existing sites, and between existing sites and the wider countryside.
  • areas which, if enhanced, could play an important role in the wider green network.

The results were used to map areas covered by Reading Local Development Framework policy DM17.

This work on green networks is a key element in defining Green Infrastructure within an area.