Each year the UK's stock of parks and green spaces is reduced and each one, once lost is gone forever.
Due to increasing pressure on the budgets of local authorities, and the fact that provision of parks and green spaces is not mandatory, playing fields and other recreational spaces are lost to meet the need for more housing and commercial development. Parks and green spaces are facing an uncertain future. But, anywhere in the UK, communities could take a pre-emptive approach to safeguard their local green spaces. Our online resource, Watch This Space, explains how communities can champion and support their local green spaces and campaign to protect them with an easy-to-use guide to the planning system.