Open Space Developments

Housing associations are involved in improving the local environment in addition to the renovation and maintenance of their housing stock. These activities can include the improvement and building of:

  • Green open space
  • Playgrounds
  • Community gardens
  • Food production grounds
  • Outdoor leisure facilities

High quality open space can make a positive impact on the lives of residents, tenants and other people living in the local neighbourhood. Local open spaces promote healthy lifestyles, bring about community cohesion and help to tackle inequality. They provide volunteering and employment opportunities, facilitate civic action and mitigate the effects of climate change.

To view examples of open space developments visit the Good Practice section.