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Improving access to greenspace - A new review for 2020

Parks for London says:

This report is intended to assist local authorities (especially public health teams) make the case for maintaining and increasing the provision of (and equitable access to) greenspace and growing the wider network of green infrastructure, especially through the planning system.

The value of our parks and greenspaces has been much highlighted during the pandemic, so we applaud the timely publication of this report and hope that local authority decision makers will read and implement the recommendations of the report, to take a joined-up approach between planning, health, leisure and other services.


About Public Health England

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Published March 2020
PHE publications gateway number: GW-1158 
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About Parks for London

Parks for London (formerly the London Parks & Green Spaces Forum) became an independent charity on 7th March 2014. We provide the leading strategic and representative voice for our supporters and the green space sector in London. We love London’s parks and green spaces and work with the people that manage, maintain and enjoy them, to keep them thriving, accessible, safe and beautiful places.


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Author: Public Health England (UK)

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