Publicly owned green spaces: a methodology for understanding natural capital, social and health and wellbeing value


This project is funded by East Sussex County Council and South Downs National Park Authority.

Evolving from initial thinking by Adur and Worthing Councils, this project is intended expand the way in which park managers and local authorities understand and think about the parks and greenspaces in their care.  It will use eight case study greenspaces (4 in Adur/Worthing and 4 in Wealden District) to develop methodologies for assessing the wide range of benefits delivered by parks and greenspaces.  It will include natural capital assessment, engagement with local people and user groups

Part of the project also involves carrying out ‘health audits’ on parks and greenspaces in Wealden District (in Crowborough, Hailsham and Uckfield) to better understand how parks in these communities provide benefits for health and wellbeing.

Project end: April 2022

Relevant Documents

Project Overview

Outputs will be posted here once complete.