When the Garden City new towns were first planned in the 1920s, the developments included plenty of green, outdoor space in an attempt to bring a semi rural aspect to an urban conurbation.
In the late 1940s and 1950s, housing schemes that were built in cities that had been badly bombed tried hard to ensure that there were playground areas for children and lawned areas and gardens for all residents. Today, many newly built blocks of flats or conversions of older warehouse properties provide little or no outdoor space at all.
Whilst planners want to preserve the “green belt” areas of Britain so that our countryside is not spoilt, many urban dwellers (and it is in the cities Continue reading →
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