of total green space provision in Great Britain
of green space provision per person in Great Britain
not living within a ten-minute walk of a green space
of green space provision in Great Britain legally protected
Green space should be included as a key part of the Government's Levelling-Up agenda - 40% of the worst performing Green Space Index Score areas fall into the highest priority Levelling-Up fund locations.
The Green Space Index helps to identify where action is needed to ensure all communities in Great Britain have the access they need to green space. The UK Government's Levelling-Up agenda sets out complex targets including pride of place, community infrastructure, climate resilience and net carbon zero. Legal protection of green space can contribute to achieving all of these targets by providing for people, place and planet. Explore the Green Space Index and get in touch to discuss how it can be used to support your work.
Discover the Green Space Index findings near you using our interactive online map covering the whole of Great Britain.
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The Index is already being used across national and local government to inform research and policy implementation. It has also informed strategic decisions by Liverpool City Council, City of Edinburgh Council and the County Borough of Wrexham to protect green spaces for good.
For more information on the Green Space Index, what the individual indices mean and how to find your way around the online map we have produced a series of frequently asked questions. Accompanying the FAQs and containing more detail on how the Green Space Index has been calculated and compiled are a set of Technical Notes.
Interested in learning more about the Green Space Index as well as hearing what others have had to say about its findings? We've collated a selection of commentary and responses to help you delve deeper and discover the stories behind the numbers!
"Throughout the pandemic the huge value of green spaces to local communities has been underlined, and going forward parks should be embraced as an important part of our collective recovery. The Green Space Index will provide a key tool for Local Authorities to identify inequity of access to green spaces, and to protect them for communities now and in the future."
HRH The Duke of Cambridge KG KT,
President, Fields in Trust
Fields in Trust is an independent charity with nearly 100 years' experience protecting parks and green spaces. We work with landowners, community groups and policymakers to champion the value of our parks and green spaces to achieve better protection for their future at both local and national level.