Health and wellbeing benefits of green infrastructure

Natural England has published a review of research into the health and wellbeing benefits of green infrastructure. The review found that people who live in neighbourhoods with greater amounts of green infrastructure tend to be happier, healthier and live longer lives than those who live in less green places. While it is likely that everybody benefits from green infrastructure, it suggested that more disadvantaged communities may benefit the most. The review aims to understand more about the types and amounts of green infrastructure that are most beneficial for the health of different communities to help local authorities, landowners and communities enhance the nation’s green infrastructure provision. It is part of a project to develop a framework for green infrastructure standards.