Is London losing it’s open space?

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Is London losing it’s open space?
28th August 2014

With our collection of royal parks, we might think there’s an abundance of green spaces in London.

But recent developments in Hammersmith Park, Wormwood Scrubs and Lea Marshes suggest that not all the green land is as protected as we might think. 

Councils are having to find funds they didn't have to before, resulting in more development projects on green spaces. 

So what is the future of green spaces in the capital?

Professor Peter Rees who's a former chief planning officer for the City of London, now a professor at UCL complains that the capital has too many luxury properties, that are left empty.




Virginia Ironside has been campaigning against her council after they have leased her local park to a private business.




So what can be done when space is at such a premium in London? Lydia Rangoonanan from Rethinking Parks suggests we should look towards other cities.



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