§ Lord Alton of Liverpool
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What consideration is being given to promoting the development of community gardens in densely populated and environmentally impoverished areas; and whether they accept the environmental and health benefits of community gardening schemes. [HL3621]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Lord Whitty)
The Government acknowledge the environmental and health benefits of community gardens, including the contribution which they can make to the provision of green spaces in urban areas. Planning Policy Guidance 3: Housing (PPG3) will be revised shortly, and will reflect the need for appropriate levels of amenity and recreational space.