What is infrastructure?

Infrastructure refers to the fundamental facilities and systems serving a country, city, or area, including the services and facilities necessary for its economy to function.  

Green infrastructure

Green infrastructure refers to public green open spaces and other environmental features and how they can all connect together.  A network of footpaths and cyclepaths form the connectivity.
Green Infrastructure includes established green spaces and new sites and should thread through and surround the built environment and connect the urban area to its wider rural hinterland. 

Its design and management should also respect and enhance the character and distinctiveness of an area with regard to habitats and landscape types. 

Social Infrastructure 

Social infrastructure includes services and facilities that contribute to quality of life, such as; health, education, recreation and sports facilities, community and faith facilities, emergency facilities and so on.

Transport and Roads Infrastructure

The provision of a safe, accessible, efficient, sustainable and integrated transport network is vital in ensuring that all residents have access to services within and outside of the Town. The road and public transport ‘infrastructure’ should move in tandem with the growth in housing.  The roads, highways and pavements are maintained by Hampshire County Council.  Their 'Manual for Streets, this recognizes the pressures put upon today's roads and the improvements that need to be made particularly in the design and layout of roads.