The restrictions are designed to prevent mass construction in the forested areas. Photo from UNIAN Ukraine has imposed restrictions on building infrastructure facilities in urban green spaces -- parks, recreational zones, and forests, a senior government official announced on Thursday. Lev Partskhaladze, Ukraine's deputy minister of regional development, building and housing, wrote on Facebook that the country's new construction norms envisage the introduction of the so-called "green lines", which would limit the area suitable for construction in green spaces, according to Xinhua. Read also Groysman: Ukraine and China to double trade to US$10 bln The restrictions are designed to prevent mass construction in the forested areas, which play an important role in the environmental protection of the cities, Partskhaladze said. He said each city will decide independently on the size of the area in green spaces, where the construction would be banned. If you see a spelling error on … [Read more...] about Ukraine imposes restrictions on construction in urban green spaces
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Living in the country or near an urban park can reduce the rate of age-related mental decline, a study from Spain's Barcelona Institute for Global Health has found.The study found access to green space improved brain ageing in more than 60,000 British people who were monitored for 10 years, with women the most likely to benefit.Scientists used satellite imagery to estimate the amount of neighbourhood green space for each participant in the study."Our data show that the decline in the cognitive score after the 10 years follow-up was 4.6 per cent smaller in participants living in greener neighbourhoods," lead scientist Carmen de Keijzer said."Interestingly enough, the observed associations were stronger among women, which makes us think that these relations might be modified by gender."The study participants were enrolled into the Whitehall II study tracking the health progress of a large group of UK civil servants.At three different time points, each participant was asked to complete a … [Read more...] about Green space a benefit to the ageing brain
Gardens are built into London’s bones. Between the 18th and 19th centuries there was a flurry of fancification as elegant buildings sprung up around garden squares. A couple of centuries later and some remain the most exclusive green havens in the city. For those without a key to the iron gates, the temptation to clamber over them is so ingrained in a Londoner’s psyche that it was written into Richard Curtis’s Notting Hill. I know of a couple that have keyholders generous enough to let the riff-raff in (and, crucially, out again), but usually these secret gardens remain closed; city oases walked past by millions but entered by a mere few. Aside, that is, from today and tomorrow, when the annual... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for … [Read more...] about The hidden beauty of urban green spaces: where to find sanctuary in the city
0 Post a comment Friday, 25 May 2018 - Planning Finch Hill Bowling Club is holding its annual open day this weekend. And the event comes as the club gets to hear whether or not the site will be earmarked for redevelopment as part of the Eastern Area Plan.A public consultation on the Draft Area Plan for the East is scheduled to be launched today (Friday).The area, in Douglas, is bordered by Westmoreland Road, Kensington Road and Grosvenor Road which contains Finch Hill Bowling Club, Douglas Lawn Tennis Club and the basketball court. It provides an open green space in one of the densest urban spaces in the island.It was labelled as a potential reserve site for housing development in an assessment carried out in November 2016.The 2.46-hectare brownfield site was deemed suitable for housing as it is situated in a predominantly residential area, with existing access, good transport links and is well-served by facilities.But it has a number of different uses and businesses which are … [Read more...] about Will green space be developed?
Confidential records have thrown into question the council’s public promise to deliver 40% of green space at Otterpool Park Garden Town.Emails between Folkestone and Hythe District Council (FHDC) and landowner Folkestone Racecourse Limited (FRL) show both parties agreed to scrap the pledge in their Expression of Interest to the government.The comprehensive report outlined to Westminster both parties’ case to build 12,000 homes and associated infrastructure on land surrounding Folkestone Racecourse and Westenhanger in 2016.However, Stephen Higgins, property boss at Arena Racing, the company in charge of FRL, ordered the council to remove the 40% figure in the first draft because it may be “an unrealistic target”.Arena Racing is a subsidiary of Cozumel Estates, a company owned by developers Simon and David Rueben, with whom the council says it is in partnership for the 30-year building project.A Freedom of Information request shows emails between Mr Higgins and … [Read more...] about Green space promise ‘unrealistic’