Our vision for the project: Inspiring the inclusive multifunctional green spaces of the future. Helping people and nature to thrive through practical decision-making tools and insights.

We have been producing credible guidance on open space standards for nearly 100 years. Building on this legacy, we are now working to create more holistic guidance to support the industry to enhance the quality, functionality and long-term sustainability of green spaces. On 6th December, our President, HRH The Prince of Wales, was joined at Kensington Palace by planners, designers, developers and house builders for a roundtable conversation focussing on how green spaces should be championing health and wellbeing, inclusion and diversity, climate change and nature recovery.




HRH The Prince of Wales hosts Reimagining Green Spaces Roundtable


We have started to hear from industry professionals across planning, design, development and housebuilding as well as specialists from different aspects of green space and we are now calling on more industry leaders to get involved and help us co-design the framework for the reimagined Guidance.




Having published our first open space standards in the 1930s, the “Six Acre Standard” came to be widely accepted and a derivation of the standard is adopted by around 75% of local authorities and is now known as the Fields in Trust Guidance for Outdoor Sport and Play.


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