Through the All London Green Grid (ALGG), we want to create fantastic, multi-purpose places and spaces for existing and new residents across London.
The ALGG aims to create a network of interlinked, multifunctional and high quality open spaces connecting town centres, public transport hubs, major employment and residential areas with the parks and open spaces, the Thames and the green urban fringe.
Policy 2.18 of the London Plan calls for the protection, promotion, and management of London’s network of green infrastructure and the ALGG Supplementary Planning Guidance gives more detail on how and why we need this green infrastructure framework. The ALGG aims to:
- Increase access to open space.
- Conserve landscapes and the natural environment and increase access to nature.
- Adapt the city to the impacts of climate change.
- Make sustainable travel connections and promote cycling and walking.
- Encourage healthy living.
- Promote sustainable food growing.
- Enhance visitor destinations and boots the visitor economy.
- Promote green skills and sustainable approaches to design, management and maintenance.
Working in Partnership
A wide variety of partners (including London boroughs, other land-owners and environmental organisations) are involved in the delivery of the ALGG. The Greater London Authority aims to support and coordinate this partnership. We summarise how we will provide this support in Taking forward the All London Green Grid.
ALGG Area Frameworks and the Big Green Fund
Eleven ALGG Area Frameworks have been produced which expand on the implementation points and strategic opportunities set out in the ALGG Supplementary Planning Guidance. These have been produced by All London Green Grid Area Groups.
The Mayor’s Big Green Fund has been established to support the delivery of strategic green space projects identified in the 11 ALGG Area Frameworks. The Big Green Fund will provide grants of up to £500,000 - from a total fund of £2 million - to support the delivery of up to six Big Green projects.
All London Green Grid Area Groups are leading on applications to the Big Green Fund.
The East London Green Grid
An East London Green Grid primer and essays explains the original rationale for green infrastructure in London. The East London Green Grid Programme Review 2007 - 2010 sets out some of the economic, social and environmental benefits of the programme.