New findings on access to green spaces

We've published some new research showing access to green spaces across England. 

17 Sep 2020

We need green space and other green infrastructure for nature, and because it impacts people’s physical and mental wellbeing.

Pulling together a range of datasets, we've rated every neighbourhood A to E, from least to most deprived of green space.

We also looked at the correlation between access to green space and both income and ethnicity, and the results are startling. They show that 42% of BAME people live in E-rated neighbourhoods, compared to just 15% of white people.

This research isn't intended to blame local authorities. Rather it highlights the need for sustained investment from the government in this area, ahead of important decisions in the Spending Review. 

You can also find a list of E-rated neighbourhoods by local authority, a colour-coded map of neighbourhoods and a FAQ document.

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