CPRE (the countryside charity) has recently launched its 2023 Local Green Spaces (LGS) report which shows that there has been an increase in LGS designations, but that deprived communities remain under-served.
It is acknowledged that Local Green Spaces are increasingly important for community well-being and nature recovery
The report reveals that LGS designations have increased by 771 since 2022, most of them in northern England. In London, the total number of LGSs grew by 64%.
While LGS designations have increased in deprived areas, CPRE mapping reveals that a strong correlation persists between deprivation and lack of green space.
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