Green Infrastructure for Growth

Making space for nature

Cornwall Council is making a major investment in urban green spaces across seven Cornish towns as part of the Green Infrastructure for Growth (GI4G) project. By December 2019, £3.5 million will have been spent on public recreational areas, roadside verges and old churchyards to make them better places for people and for wildlife.

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The environmental funding will create nature-rich habitat across an area equivalent to 35 rugby pitches.

Please take a look at our GI4G Infographic for more information.

Seven Cornish towns have been identified to receive investment through GI4G. 

The GI4G team have created concept designs and run several consultation events with more to come. Please click on the links below to view PDF versions of concept designs and people's comments and feedback on sites as they become available

Bude Goldsworthy Drive
  Land adjacent to King's Hill Industrial Estate
Camborne Concept designs not yet available
Hayle Loggans Way/Kernick Way Open Space
  Commercial Road Car Park
  Bay View Terrace/Harbour View Open Space
  Ellis Park
  Millpond Gardens
Penzance Concept designs not yet available
Pool East Pool Park (Horse Field)
  Treloweth Estate Open Space
  Moorfield Road verges (concept design not yet available)
  Crembling Well Open Spaces
Redruth Trenoweth Estate Open Space
  Treskerby open space
  Trefusis Park (The Rough)
  Land off Knights Way
  Raymond Road Playing Field
Saltash Consultation will take place on Saturday 21 April where the designs will be available to view


If you live in one of the towns, have a green space near you and would like to find out more about the project, please get in touch.

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The  project team will be working to improve urban open spaces so that they become more sociable community hubs, celebrated and enjoyed by local people. We aim to plant wildflower meadows, trees and orchards, create Cornish hedges and ponds, and work with local communities to re-think areas of our green space, whilst encouraging existing uses, such as responsible dog walking and sports to support healthy living.

The University of Exeter's environmental specialists are working with our project team and will help to ensure that we can measure and understand the benefits of the improved green spaces: both for nature and local communities.

In 2015 Cornwall Council launched the Environmental Growth Strategy. Protection alone is no longer enough, through this strategy we are working on investing in and growing the environment as well as protecting it.

The GI4G project is leading the way in environmental net gain. We will be investing in urban greenspaces so that they are of greater benefit to people and wildlife. Through this work we will develop a range of best-practice maintenance techniques that support environmental growth and that can be used on other public open spaces in Cornwall.

The project has received £2,800,500 of funding from the European Regional Development Fund. Cornwall Council has put forward £670,000 of funding, and the University of Exeter is providing £32,500. This includes both capital investment and two years of establishment works.

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