A Green Network

The town’s best natural asset is its abundance of green routes and spaces. These will be consolidated into a green network to support environmental sustainability and promote healthy communities through maximising opportunities for active, outdoor lifestyles.

Green spaces in the valleys will be enhanced and extended, planting trees, wildflowers and other plants to support biodiversity and climate resilience for the benefit of the hilltop communities. The green network will make active and sustainable travel accessible to everyone and connect local centres and key places to the countryside, the Chiltern Hills and wider destinations across Hertfordshire, transforming lifestyles through greater engagement with nature, reducing energy demand and making a significant contribution to achieving net zero carbon.