4.2.2019

Wales makes SuDS mandatory

All new developments in Wales of more than one dwelling, or where the construction area is 100m2 or more, must now use sustainable drainage systems (SuDS).

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13.11.2018

Childhood link between green space and memory found

Children who grow up near green spaces may have greater spatial working memory, according to a new study. Regular exposure to nature appears to help children better recall spatial information such as objects, directions and places from their short-term memory. The paper’s authors suggest that the findings may be used to inform policy decisions abou...

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13.11.2018

Choosing the right urban trees

A free Urban Tree Manual has been published by Forestry Commission England, providing guidance on how to choose ‘the right urban tree in the right place’. The manual includes information on life-cycle management, from procurement and tree selection through to retention and disease management. For more details, click Read More

13.11.2018

Council guide to food growing in parks

Sustain has published a guide to show how local authorities can take forward food growing in parks, using public assets to address local priorities. For more details, click here.

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13.11.2018

Public Health England recommends green infrastructure strategies

Public Health England has recommended that local authorities develop and promote a green infrastructure strategy in a bid to tackle childhood obesity. Published among a series of opportunities to promote healthy weights in children, young people and families, the document calls for open spaces to be made as accessible as possible and that parks achieve Green Flag awards to encourage usability. For more details, click Read More