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Uncovering urban green spaces

Dewi Dewi Jones Apr 12, 2024, 15:00 PM

We often think of great access to green space applying more to the countryside than built-up areas but there is a surprising amount of green space (parks, playing fields and other accessible green space) in our towns and cities with much of it within easy reach.

Analysis of recently published data from the Ordnance Survey shows that around 1 in 5 homes in Great Britain are within 100m of a green space with the average distance being 301m.

Research by University of Warwick found that people living within 300 metres of a 1ha (2.47 acres) green space have a statistically significant wellbeing boost. They also found that the wellbeing boost increased for every additional hectare of green space within 300 metres.

Only 17% of people are lucky enough to live within 300m of a green space which provides that wellbeing boost. How far is your nearest large green space? Source: #Dataloft, Ordnance Survey, University of Warwick, Property Academy Renter Survey 2023

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