The Leicester City Council Greenspace Strategy (2009-2015) was adopted in October 2009 and has been developed following consultation with key stakeholders and the public.
What is a Greenspace Strategy?
Good quality parks and green spaces are crucial to our quality of life and the significant health benefits of parks and green spaces are well documented. They provide us with places to protect and enjoy the natural environment, take children to play, participate in sport and recreation and offer places for learning and relaxing away from the stresses of everyday life.
The Greenspace Strategy sets out Leicester City Council’s vision for its green space, and the goals it wants to achieve, plus the resources, methods and time needed to meet these goals.
Main Objectives of the Leicester Greenspace Strategy
To develop a hierarchy of parks and green spaces, with a framework for prioritisation and resource allocation for management and improvement.
To understand and meet the needs of community attitudes and expectations in providing green space in Leicester.
To provide standards of green space provision which are adopted within the Local Development Framework.
To ensure Leicester builds on its strengths in green space management, and builds on its status of delivering good practice in green space provision.
To improve accessibility to Leicester’s parks and green spaces.
Leicester Greenspace Strategy (2009-2015)
Appendix 1 – Open space provision assessment by Ward
Appendix 2 – Maps showing open space provision by Ward
Appendix 3 – Maps showing access to open spaces across the City