Parks Alliance statement on House of Lords National Policy for the Built Environment Committee report

Parks01UK, 02/19/2016: Mark Camley, Chair of The Parks Alliance, the national voice of UK parks, said: “The Parks Alliance welcomes the report and its’ recognition of the value of Green Infrastructure and the part that parks play in the making of a quality place and improving social cohesion.

“We also agree with the Committee’s call on the government to support initiatives such as health impact assessments being closely integrated in to developments, and would encourage greater investment in Parks and open spaces as they provide significant physical and mental health benefits; as exemplified by the Committee’s praise for the Olympic Park and Village as a good, positive example of an accessible and inclusive neighbourhood.

“Getting the green infrastructure right is key for any successful public project. Manor Fields Park in Sheffield is integral to new housing developments by providing flood relief for the surrounding housing through a sustainable drainage system.”

The Parks Alliance is the voice of UK parks, representing the people and organisations that create, maintain, invest in and use the public green spaces that we are proud to have at the heart of British life. Its objective is to promote and protect the public parks we are proud to have at the heart of UK life and culture. The UK-wide Alliance includes 40 organisations and senior park industry figures from local government parks services, private contractors, industry bodies, NGOs and volunteer and park friends groups.


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