Open Space & Amenity - Green Infrastructure
High-quality open spaces and amenity areas are essential for a good quality of life and are key components of sustainable communities. Green infrastructure includes nature conservation areas, parks, open space, rivers, floodplains, wetlands, woodlands, farmland and town greenways which support and improve environmental conditions in a way that facilitates environmental, economic and societal benefits.
Questions to Consider:
Q. Are there sufficient play areas, open spaces, public parks, sports, amenity and recreation facilities in Ballina?
Q. How can the Plan utilise and enhance existing amenity areas such as the River Moy, the Harbour area and Belleek Woods to provide for both passive and active recreation?
Q. How best can we integrate a Green Infrastructure approach to the lands incorporating the themes of open space, biodiversity, landscape, water and archaeology?