Green space in decline as developers plead poverty, research finds

Size of parks near new housing developments in England and Wales down by 40% since 2000

New homes have a dwindling amount of green space because property developers claim they cannot afford to build parks, new research has found.

Analysis from the New Economics Foundation (NEF) looked at data from the Office for National Statistics, data on the average age of local housing stock from Datadaptive and new national survey data on public perceptions of local green space from the government agency Natural England.

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Green space, Parks and green spaces, Housing, UK news, Environment, Cities, England, Wales UK news | The Guardian

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