Fields in Trust – Green Space Index
Fields in Trust - Green Space Index
This year our annual Green Space Index analysis of the provision and distribution of parks and green spaces looks at the Government’s flagship Levelling-Up agenda. We have identified that 40% of areas with the lowest GSI Score fall into Government’s priority Levelling-Up locations.
Local authorities in these areas already have, on average, 10% less green space provision when benchmarked against the amount communities need to thrive and the situation is set to get worse as the amount of green space per person in priority areas will decline by 2040 as population grows.
Our Green Space Index analysis demonstrates the disparities between nations and regions that the Levelling-Up programme is attempting to rectify. Analysis of the findings indicates that Britain’s local parks and green spaces could have a significant role to play in restoring a sense of community and local pride as well as contributing to health, wellbeing and climate change resilience.