Launched by Natural England the Green Infrastructure Framework will help local planning authorities and developers in England meet requirements in the National Planning Policy Framework to consider GI in local plans and in new development. It can support better planning for good quality GI, and help to target the creation or improvement of GI, particularly where existing provision is poorest.

The Framework has also been developed to enable other organisations and groups such as parks and greenspace managers and local communities to think more about green infrastructure and plan for its creation or improvement.

Sections of the framework are useful to groups, organisations and communities outwith England.

The Green Infrastructure Framework comprises: