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Climate change and the natural environment:
Developing a green network
How the green network will be achieved
Environment Unit - August 2007
Connecting people and local communities with places of work, recreation, and other service centres, along
linear traffic free routes. This will use a mix of shared use paths such as greenway's and upgraded
bridleways which are suitable for walking, cycling, disabled access and horse riding. The plan is to
This network will also provide an additional area for people to walk, cycle, and enjoying nature in a peaceful
- A network of strategic routes linking major urban centres and to other districts.
- A network of secondary and local routes will link urban areas, schools and other service centres to the strategic network along public rights of way and other paths.
For more information on green networks in Kirklees, read the developing greenways in Kirklees case study (PDF 218kb)
Create more green corridors and sites which are managed to provide food, shelter and migration routes for
wildlife. This will allow plants and animals to flourish, adapt to climate change and move between
habitats and into urban areas. For more information on biodiversity in Kirklees visit our
or read the biodiversity case study (PDF 195kb)
Opportunities to create or provide for outdoor recreation e.g. fishing, orienteering, will be identified and
developed as part of the green network across the district. Better access to the outdoor environment, such
as woodland and along river corridors, will allow new recreation opportunities to be developed.
For more information read the Local action - Batley & Birstall Civic Society case study (PDF 170kb)
Re-create, where possible, natural water storage and flood alleviation measures such as ponds and
wetlands, increasing water storage capacity helping to prevent flooding and pollution during extreme